Bangkok Dangerous
Bangkok Dangerous (1999)

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,… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 5, 2002
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

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.

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Time Out

Seriously impressive.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

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.

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Jonathan F. Richards

Bangkok Dangerous mixes mindless violence, sappy romance, and philosophical pretentiousness. On the whole, it does the first better than the other two.

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

Scene after thrilling scene, this movie takes your breath away.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

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.

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Variety Staff

Enjoyable in an undemanding way, and with a few interesting flourishes.

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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News

It's long on style but short on substance.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

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.

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Action thriller about the exploits of a death mute hitman working for a seedy Thai gangster. Despite the interesting disability the story doesn't herald… More
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Gritty depiction of a handful of amorals make me wonder "What's the point of this film??" Calling the story threadbare is an insult to fishnet… More
Dean McKenna
Magnificent Thailand action movie I ever seen with a deaf mute assassin. The imagery is beautiful and imaginative, excellent editing and vibrant colors. The… More
Adam M.
Brilliant and visually stunning thriller about a deaf and mute hitman called Wong who usually takes out victims in a quick, cold blooded manner but this starts… More
Luke Baldock
The Pang brothers manage to use fancy editing, bright neon lights, and a memorable soundtrack without once coming off as pretentious. Kong is a wonderful… More
Sean Lass
The incredibly stylish editing elevates this otherwise boring and mediocre movie. I can't honestly say it was bad, but it didn't pack near the… More

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