Bangkok Dangerous
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A hired killer gives up his career for love in this stylish crime drama from Thailand. Kong (Pawalit Mongkolpisit) is a hit man who never speaks as he carries out his deadly assignments. Kong has begun to grow tired of his life of crime, and becomes infatuated with Fon (Premsinee Ratanasopha), a beautiful young woman who works as an assistant in a drugstore. As Kong tries to win the affections of Fon, he decides to turn against the gangsters who control him, and use his skills to earn his freedom. Bangkok Dangerous was directed by the brother team of Danny Pang and Oxide Pang; Oxide previously… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

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"An audiovisually complex drama that's better than slick, though it feels pointless-another homage to a kind of filmmaking that's had more than its share."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"Seriously impressive."
‑ , Time Out
"The pacing is usually clumsy and transitions are clunky. There are two bravura sequences not quite worth the price of submission . . . other scenes suggest that the Pang Brothers really want to make a new horror film, not retread stagnant action plots."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
" old-as-the-hills hit man story jazzed up by flashy visuals and a charismatic turn by the very good looking lead."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Style-rich, substance-weak."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"Bangkok Dangerous mixes mindless violence, sappy romance, and philosophical pretentiousness. On the whole, it does the first better than the other two."
‑ Jonathan F. Richards,
"Scene after thrilling scene, this movie takes your breath away."
‑ Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"No frills at all [on the DVD release} and a marketing attempt to garner some extra revenue by capitalizing on the [upcoming] Nic Cage version."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"The poorly worked plot and lack of decent dialogue makes you wonder if the title Bangkok Monotonous isn't more appropriate."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"The film moves at a dizzying pace, as it moves either backward or forward with no rhyme or reason."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Enjoyable in an undemanding way, and with a few interesting flourishes."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"It's long on style but short on substance."
‑ Gary Dowell, Dallas Morning News
"Doesn't make much of a lasting impression except as a case study in the dreariness of style-over-substance filmmaking when said style is the height of derivativeness."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Written, directed and edited by the Pang brothers, Bangkok Dangerous delivers 105 minutes of explosive, stylised, bone-splintering violence that leaves little room for dialogue."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"The Pangs' film is leavened with charming pathos and romance. This is a sure-footed, watchable film that lingers in the mind."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
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