The Art of War II: Betrayal
|The Art of War II: Betrayal|
|Directed by||Josef Rusnak|
|Produced by||Dan Lyon
|Written by||Jason Bourque
|Music by||Peter Allen|
|Edited by||Trevor Mirosh|
|Distributed by||Stage 6 Films|
|Running time||103 minutes|
The Art of War II: Betrayal is a 2008 action film directed by Josef Rusnak, starring Wesley Snipes, Lochlyn Munro and Athena Karkanis. This is the sequel to the 2000 film, The Art of War. The film was released on direct-to-DVD in the United States on August 12, 2008.
When Agent Neil Shaw comes out of hiding to vindicate his former mentor's murder, he winds up on the trail of betrayal and lethal corruption. Under the charge of his friend and a senatorial candidate, his mission is to set things straight. But when more people turn up dead, Shaw realizes that he's been set up as bait.
- Wesley Snipes as Agent Neil Shaw
- Lochlyn Munro as Garret
- Athena Karkanis as Heather
- Winston Rekert as Reverend Tim
- Ryan McDonald as Alex
- Rachel Hayward as Carlson
- Scott Heindl as Graham
- Michael Ryan as Senator Phillips
- Olivia Cheng as Geena
- Paul Bae as Stan
- Clifford W. Stewart as Mom
- Anna Mae Routledge as Tammy
- Eric Brecker as Becker
- Kenneth Yanko as General
- Dean Redman as Team Leader
David Walker of DVD Talk rated it 0.5/5 stars and called it an unnecessary, poorly-made sequel. Preston Jones, also of DVD Talk, rated it 1.5/5 stars and called it "painfully contrived and unnecessary". David Johnson of DVD Verdict wrote that the film is "a ponderous, sometimes ridiculous affair featuring a needlessly complicated plot, lazy performances and empty fight choreography." Joe Leydon of Variety called it "a tired and uninspired sequel".
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- Walker, David (2008-08-07). "The Art of War II: Betrayal". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2014-08-14.
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- Johnson, David (2008-08-08). "The Art Of War II: Betrayal". DVD Verdict. Retrieved 2014-08-14.