Chocolate (2008)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 6, 2008
DVD Release Date: February 10, 2009
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Chocolate is a bizarre martial arts flick, with a slushy plot, an unusual protagonist, and breathtaking stunts.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

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.

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Jim Ridley
Village Voice

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.

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Don Willmott

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

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

It boils down to this: Thai girl fighting. Is that enough of a movie for you?

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Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

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.

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Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

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.

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Nathan Lee
New York Times

Chocolate is risibly sentimental even for a genre not known for its emotional sophistication.

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Russell Edwards

A less tasty martial-arts actioner featuring an autistic kickboxing queen energized by confectionery.

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Cynthia Fuchs

Chocolate (Chokgohlaet) offers sensational martial arts set pieces -- beautifully choreographed, exquisitely colored, and acrobatically shot.

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EightThirty .
03/03/2010 (DVD) WHO DOESN'T LIKE CHOCOLATE?!! STUNNING! This is a film for those who have a sweet tooth for ACTION! A movie that both girls and boys… More
xGary Xx
An autistic young girl with a natural aptitude for martial arts uses her skills to recoup money owed to her cancer stricken mother, unaware that they were all… More
Dean McKenna
I loved <i>Chocolate</i> in all its glory. Look out for the amazing fight-scene with the Adidas Capocira kid. Thai actress JeeJa Yanin is an amazing… More
Lewis C.
Imagine Ong-Bak or The Protector with better production values and a young girl as the main character instead of Tony Jaa. That's Chocolate, in a nut… More
Wahida K
She's sweet but deadly.