Bangkok Dangerous
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The life of an anonymous assassin takes an unexpected turn when he travels to Thailand to complete a series of contract killings. Joe a remorseless hitman, is in Bangkok to execute four enemies of a ruthless crime boss named Surat. He hires Kong, a street punk and pickpocket, to run errands for him with the intention of covering his tracks by killing him at the end of the assignment. Strangely, Joe, the ultimate lone wolf, instead finds himself mentoring the young man while simultaneously being drawn into a tentative romance with a local shop girl. As he falls further under the sway of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 9%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"While the film includes several exciting, creatively shot action scenes, the drama is otherwise so shopworn that the violent climax is a relief."
‑ Joshua Katzman, Chicago Reader
"This is as stale as Tuesday's Phad Thai, from its exhausted mythos of the surgically efficient, omnipotent hit man to the training scenes in which Joe explains the trade to the new guy, to the inevitable betrayals of the third act."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"A promising film about a hit man that ultimately gets wacked because its star isn't suited for the role at all."
‑ Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files
"Between all the dates and dinners, Bangkok almost ends up being as less thriller and more travelogue; by the hour mark, there are literally more gulps than gunshots."
‑ William Goss, Cinematical
"The burnt out assassin shtick is old and tired."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
"Tediously monotonous."
‑ Christy Lemire, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Awatchable, but dull action flick with not enough body count to satisfy the average mixed martial arts fanboy."
‑ Tony Wong, Toronto Star
"At six foot plus, with his hair-plug mullet and his ice-white teeth, Cage sticks out like a sore thumb among the tiny Thai citizens, making for the most conspicuous hitman since Agent 47 rocked the bald head 'n' barcode combination."
‑ Ali Gray,
"A by-the-numbers retread that's ill-conceived as an action vehicle for Cage."
‑ Pete Hammond,
"[Cage is] funless, scowly, grim, and steroidally impervious to the fleshy and salacious good cheer that surrounds him."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"Cage is believable as the brooding lone-wolf gunman, but the "hit man screwing himself by growing a conscience on his final kill" ploy needs to be put down for good."
‑ Drew Toal, Time Out New York
"There's a charming restaurant scene, some nifty hand-to-hand combat and the cast is great looking. But pretty much all the things that made the original so original are filtered out of this un-original."
‑ Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times
"This has the look of a cheap quickie foreign film, not unlike a Hong Kong action film."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"o Nicolas Cage na periferei tis ektos eleghoy sapoynoperikes toy moytes kai ti geloia malloyra toy, se ena pompodi poiitikistiko ahtarma, poy bromaei ap' opoy ki an ton piaseis"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"The film isn't overtly heavy-handed in its violence, but it doesn't provoke enough surprises to keep the mind from drifting -- a poison pill for an action film."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
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