Shaw is an operative for the United Nations' covert dirty-tricks squad, using espionage and quasi-ethical tactics to secure peace and cooperation. When a shipping container full of dead Vietnamese refugees turns up on the docks and China's ambassador is gunned down at a dinner celebrating a new trade agreement with China and the US, Shaw is framed for the murder and must evade the FBI and Triad gangsters to find out what is really going on.
The Art of War can be described as suspenseful and exciting. The plot revolves around a political conspiracy, the protagonist as suspect, and secret agents. The main genres are thriller and action. In terms of style, The Art of War involves twists and turns. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The storytelling is fast paced. The Art of War is located in New York. It takes place in the 1990s. The movie has received attention for being an award winner. The Art of War is well suited for a boys' night. Note that it involves drugs/alcohol, sexual content, and violent content.
A spy who has convinced much of the world he doesn't exist now must prove that he does in order to save thousands of lives in this thriller. After the assassination of Wu (James Hong), China's ambassador to the United Nations, in the midst of negotiations on a trade pact, FBI agent Neil Shaw (Wesley Snipes) is assigned to ferret out the killer by his superior, Eleanor Hooks (Anne Archer). But Shaw soon discovers that he's now considered a key suspect in the murder, and is the subject of a manhunt. Shaw's ability to cover his tracks, and his network of similarly "invisible" agents, makes him a hard man to track do...
wn. But when Shaw learns that the real killers not only plan to strike again but intend to take out most of the U.N. in the process, he swings into action to prevent the attack and clear his name; Shaw is thrown into a partnership with Julia (Marie Matiko), a U.N. interpreter who witnessed Wu's murder and may be able to trace a recording of the crime. The Art of War co-stars Michael Biehn as Bly, one of Shaw's associates, and Donald Sutherland as the Secretary General of the United Nations. The film was originally written as a vehicle of Hong Kong action star Jet Li before Snipes stepped in as both star and executive producer.
Net voor de ondertekening van een handelsverdrag tussen de Verenigde Staten en China wordt in de haven van New York een achtergelaten container gevonden, met daarin de vele lijken van gestikte Chinese vluchtelingen. Omdat de onderhandelingen dreigen in het slop te geraken, krijgt Neil Shaw, een agent van het Secretariaat Generaal van de Verenigde Naties, de opdracht deze pijnlijke zaak tot op het bot uit te spitten.