With too little emphasis placed on and exploring the rich possibilities of the milieu, the movie turns into a ho-hum Vin Diesel action film.
A mid-budget action/thriller featuring a recognizable star and not requiring much in the way of attention or dedication from a viewer.
Unlikely to elevate the based-on-a-videogame category above the dismal level where it has wallowed for the past quarter-century.
Spy action-thrillers are supposed to be fun on some level but this one is too much of a chore to properly entertain.
It’s more of the same: Violence-saturated eye candy used to buff Smith’s ego and inflate his bank account.