The Legend of Suriyothai
The Legend of Suriyothai (2003)

Thailand's biggest historical blockbuster comes to the West in this revised edition of the Thai hit Suriyothai. In 1528, Ayuthaya (the nation which would become Thailand) is divided into Northern and Southern kingdoms. Beautiful… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: November 25, 2003
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

It is overlong, overproduced, overscaled and crammed with too many plots, subplots and digressions.

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

Visually ravishing and full of double-crosses and nefarious plots worthy of Shakespeare.

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Brandon Judell

Someone does shout, "Get the men and arm the elephants!" Sadly, this alone doesn't make you think of Cecil B. DeMille as the press notes would like you to. "Hercules and the Captive Women" comes more to mind.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Without knowing what has been lost in the process, it would be hard to imagine the original film was any less repetitive or more dramatically engaging than what remains.

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Ray Conlogue
Globe and Mail

A film that is stunning to watch.

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Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

LEGEND OF SURIYOTHAI looks very much like the "larger than life" film epics of 1950s and 1960s

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

Compelling enough that one wishes to be able to see the entire eight hours, with all the missing context filled back in. As it is, this short version seems even longer than eight hours.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Heavy on pageant and incident but light on character and motivation.

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Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife

American audiences expect crouching tigers and hidden dragons in their Asian fare, so plodding elephants may be a little anti-climactic. This one is for the history buffs.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Valletta
Great historical drama from Thailand, the America version was edited and presented by Francis Ford Coppola.