The Art of War II: Betrayal

The Art of War II: Betrayal is a 2008 action film directed by Josef Rusnak and starring Wesley Snipes, Lochlyn Munro and Athena Karkanis. It 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.

The Art of War II: Betrayal
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Directed byJosef Rusnak
Produced byDan Lyon
Rick Shaw
Written byJason Bourque
Keith Shaw
StarringWesley Snipes
Lochlyn Munro
Athena Karkanis
Music byPeter Allen
CinematographyNeil Cervin
Edited byTrevor Mirosh
Distributed byStage 6 Films
Release date
  • August 12, 2008 (2008-08-12)
Running time
103 minutes
CountriesUnited States
Budget$13,300,000[citation needed]


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.



DVD was released in Region 1 in the United States on August 12, 2008, and was distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. It has sold 206,604 DVD units for a gross of $4,013,907.[2]


David Walker of DVD Talk rated it 0.5/5 stars and called it an unnecessary, poorly-made sequel.[3] Preston Jones, also of DVD Talk, rated it 1.5/5 stars and called it "painfully contrived and unnecessary".[4] 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."[5] Joe Leydon of Variety called it "a tired and uninspired sequel".[1]


  1. ^ a b Leydon, Joe (August 13, 2008). "Review: 'The Art of War II: Betrayal'". Variety. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  2. ^ "Art of War II: Betrayal, The — DVD Sales". The Numbers. Retrieved August 14, 2009.
  3. ^ Walker, David (August 7, 2008). "The Art of War II: Betrayal". DVD Talk. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  4. ^ Jones, Preston (September 28, 2008). "The Art of War II: Betrayal". DVD Talk. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  5. ^ Johnson, David (August 8, 2008). "The Art Of War II: Betrayal". DVD Verdict. Archived from the original on April 11, 2016. Retrieved August 14, 2014.

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