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
Running Time:
Release Date: November 1, 1999
DVD Release Date: March 5, 2002
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

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.

Full review…
Time Out

Seriously impressive.

Full review…
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.

Full review…
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.

Full review…
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

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

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.

Full review…
Variety Staff

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

Full review…
Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News

It's long on style but short on substance.

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.

Full review…
More reviews for Bangkok Dangerous

Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Lee ?
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
Doctor Strangeblog
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

More Like This