Ong Bak 2
Ong Bak 2 (2009)

Muay Thai martial arts master Tony Jaa returns to deliver a bone-breaking barrage of knees and elbows in this action opus that finds the star not only delivering blows in front of the camera, but calling the shots behind it as well. Despite… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 23, 2009
DVD Release Date: February 2, 2010
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It suffers from comparisons to its predecessor -- not to mention Tony Jaa's less-than-nimble direction -- but Ong Bak 2 has all the extravagant violence and playful style that fans of the original will expect.

Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News

Ong Bak 2 is really just an excuse for several jaw-dropping set pieces that show off Jaa's killing skills.

Jan Stuart
Washington Post

Taking co-directorial reins with Panna Rittikrai, Jaa has erected a portentous platform for his high-flying athleticism, bearing none of the freewheeling spirit or humor that made his feature debut a guiltless pleasure.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

It was epic action, I will admit, but that doesn't mean that the writers should give up on the rest of the film completely.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Jaa, who co-directs, has only one thing in mind: a series of increasingly complex fight scenes in his characteristically wide-ranging style. If movie theaters allowed you to fast-forward past the filler, your life just might be complete.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

There isn't much of a plot, although Jaa's fans won't mind a bit. All they want is lots of bloody, muddy action in the Thai jungles, which they get.

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Jason Gorber

Let me be blunt - Ong Bak 2 is an incoherent mess...[Yet is] awesome, stupid, incoherent fun.

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Mike Hale
New York Times

Bears virtually no connection to the original.

G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

Tony Jaa is a lot of fun to watch, but Ong Bak 2: The Beginning is not only a step back in time -- to 1431 -- but a step back in this martial artist's international film career.

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Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine

A mix of martial arts, which includes Muay Thai, kung fu and Samurai swordplay, that was Jaa's inspiration for making the movie in the first place.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Though better made than the first movie (even avoiding those annoying playbacks), what is obvious is its purely commercial interest, from the title (this is not… More
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Phil Hubbs
What can I say about this sequel, its actually very good surprisingly, nice idea and well made. Lets just get this straight, this sequel has nothing to do with… More
danny d
considerably better than the first. the action was solid, this film stayed away from the contrived stunts that we saw in the first, and the story, direction,… More
Al S
A brilliant and spectacular martial arts epic that totally blows you away. Tony Jaa tears up the screen once again in the leading role and behind the camera… More
Cynthia S.
It's a decent martial arts movie. The action and fight scenes are fantastic, although there isn't much of a story line..or romance for that matter. If… More