Bang Rajan
Bang Rajan (2004)

This historical drama from Thailand is based on one of the key historical events in that nation's history. In 1765, Siam (as Thailand was known at that time) was being invaded by Burmese troops, and only one thing stood in the way of… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 6, 2004
DVD Release Date: November 8, 2005
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The battle scenes are bloody, visceral, and expertly edited.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

It's a humid, rough-edged epic that occasionally finds startling beauty amid devastating carnage.

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Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette

The buffalo are big, the battles brutal and bloody in this gritty Thai epic - but unfortunately the characters are too blank to be interesting.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

It's far too bloody for the art house crowd and too leisurely paced and obscure for more general audiences.

V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Features scrumptious-looking jungle battles, with a cast of thousands -- not to mention elephants and water buffalo.

Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The acting is facial-expressions- visible-from- 100-feet overdone and the choppy editing makes for awkward storytelling. However, the battle scenes, which make up at least half the movie, are killer.

G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

Jitnukul can direct action, and every slice of the blade, thwack of the arrow and the glistening of sweat on near-naked bodies makes Bang Rajan a mostly pleasurable diversion.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

While co-writer/director Tanit Jitnukul's vision is unapologetically graphic and slightly marred by an artistic awkwardness, this is a rare and worthwhile glimpse into another nation's historical legend.

Gregory Weinkauf
New Times

From the first battle to the heartrending climax, you will emerge feeling dirty and scarred.

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