Kiss of the Dragon
Kiss of the Dragon (2001)

This action thriller co-written by filmmaker Luc Besson stars Jet Li as Liu Jian, a Chinese intelligence officer in Paris on an assignment that finds him in the midst of an international conspiracy. When Liu's investigation gets too… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 6, 2001
DVD Release Date: January 22, 2002
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Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A formulaic actioner that's sure to please action fans. Those looking for plot, believability, or character development will have difficulty finding them.

James Berardinelli

Whack! Thworp! Crack! Sometimes, it's fun to sit back and enjoy the spectacle of bad guys getting their heads beaten in.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Kiss of the Dragon offers just about a kill a minute, but less than a thrill a minute.

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Emanuel Levy

A disappointing follow-up to Jet Li's Romeo Must Die.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

Li jumps into a series of martial arts sequences of flying fists and balletic moves that truly reinvigorate a genre that has gone stale even in Asia.

Mark Jenkins
Washington Post

Kiss of the Dragon does have a sense of its own absurdity, but that doesn't prevent it from cloaking the inherently comic kung-fu genre in a seriousness so solemn that it could be French.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Jet Li film is not for kids.

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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune

The characters in Kiss of the Dragon are more cardboard than usual for an action movie.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Practical, resourceful and unfussy. That's Jet Li, the Martha Stewart of martial arts mayhem.

Nick Rogers

Jet Li's true masterpiece of the 2000s is a blitzkrieg of crazy, hard-R martial arts. Forget the need to always know who's beating whom or why in a narrative that's basically negligible. "Dragon's" gritty, giddy grindhouse thrills trump logic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Al S
A hard-boiled and and awesome action-packed thriller. A sizzling, sexy, thrilling and explosive shocker from start to finish. The action is fast, relentless and… More
Dean King
A decent action film with plenty of well choreographed fight scenes. The plot is very basic and not original there are a few lulls between the action scenes but… More
Drake Tsui
Worth watching for Li's martial arts but with a story loosely and formulaicly strung together you can't help but feel guilty while you cruise through… More
Martin Sahlin
Hey...they's a good old action movie...nice
Lanning : )
Not my favorite Jet Li outing, but it is Jet Li, so you know it's gotta be really bad for me to give it any fewer than three stars. I'd want more… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Watchable for the most part thanks to Cory Yuen, and Jet Li just being a blast to watch kicking the crap out of people. Now, why is Luc Besson's hand in… More

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