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A kickboxing hero with a difference arises in this action saga from Thailand. Japanese mobster Masashi (Hiroshi Abe) and his Thai partner and girlfriend, Zin (Ammara Siripong), narrowly escape death at the hands of underworld boss Number 8 (Pongpat Wachirabunjong) and his bodyguard Priscilla (Sirimongkol Iamthuam), but the scuffle has unexpected consequences -- Masashi's superiors order him to return to Japan, and Zin finds she's pregnant with his child. Zin raises their daughter, Zen (Yanin Vismitananda), on her own and discovers she's autistic; one of the few things that helps… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's called Chocolate, but Cheese would have been just as good. Soaked with tears, full of schmaltz, and yet strewn with bodies, Prachya Pinkaew's new kick-'em-up is extreme action, extreme melodrama, and extremely hard to resist."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"The world may not have needed a Thai-language martial-arts hybrid of Kill Bill and Rain Man, but by God, it's got one now."
‑ Jim Ridley, Village Voice
"Ultimately there isn't much of a movie here, just a series of great-looking and expertly filmed showdowns that are worth the price of a rental"
‑ Don Willmott,
"Vimistananda is nothing less than an awe-inspiring force of nature."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"At its heart, Chocolate is a simple tale of a special girl trying to make her way in a considerably unspecial world."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"It boils down to this: Thai girl fighting. Is that enough of a movie for you?"
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"The heart of the film may be its action sequences but, even outside the battle arena, 'Chocolate' is a nicely characterised and consistently likeable piece of work."
‑ Tom Huddlestone, Time Out
"Anyone knows we all come here just to see the girl kick serious behind. At least she does just that, and after a while Chocolate mainly and plainly feels like the exhibition that it is."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"A sweet treat for martial arts movie buffs despite lightly bitter flaws."
‑ Mark Pollard, Kung Fu Cinema
"Even if it doesn't make much sense, tugs shamelessly at the heartstrings, and features a heavy with Jennifer Aniston hair, the feature sparks in just the right way, making for a fist-clenching, mouth-agape sit."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Chocolate is risibly sentimental even for a genre not known for its emotional sophistication."
‑ Nathan Lee, New York Times
"A less tasty martial-arts actioner featuring an autistic kickboxing queen energized by confectionery."
‑ Russell Edwards, Variety
"Chocolate (Chokgohlaet) offers sensational martial arts set pieces -- beautifully choreographed, exquisitely colored, and acrobatically shot."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
"Character development and cogent storytelling are in short supply. Yeah, so?"
‑ Stan Hall, Oregonian
"Takes its time to get going, but once the action kicks in, it's mildly engaging with lots of mindless fun, especially for avid fans of martial arts films."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
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