The Protector (Tom yum goong) (Warrior King)
The Protector (Tom yum goong) (Warrior King) (2005)

Kham's life is turned upside down when an international mafia syndicate, based in Australia, captures his two beloved elephants and smuggles them thousands of kilometers away to Sydney. The two elephants are far more than mere animals… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 11, 2005
DVD Release Date: January 16, 2007
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite some impressive fight scenes, this trimmed-down version of the Thai action pic is an off-putting mix of scant plot, choppy editing, and confusing subtitles and dubbing.

Derek Elley

Bone-crunching action triumphs over story and, uh, character development.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Jaa's ingratiatingly ridiculous Protector delivers a steady stream of cheap B-movie thrills, plus two positive messages for young people: Be nice to animals, and when in doubt, always aim for the tendons.

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Joshua Starnes

Truly, the best martial arts film about elephants yet made.

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Reece Pendleton
Chicago Reader

Pretty tough to sit through.

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Marc Bernardin
Entertainment Weekly

It's silly, at times laughable, sure, but Jaa has a reckless, bone-cracking grace that transcends the film's triviality. For fight fans, he's worth the price of admission.

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Cole Smithey

In the realm of fresh martial arts movie stars, no one holds a candle to Tony Jaa.

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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune

Exactly like an elephant, mostly slow and lumbering -- but with great menacing charges of excitement.

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Dana Stevens

When you've got a male lead who can break heads like Tony Jaa, a little bit of story line goes a long way.

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Joshua Tyler

You have to wonder why they even bothered with the subtitles. It's not like they make much difference.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
(aka Tom-Yum-Goong, The Warrior King, Thai Dragon, Revenge of the Warrior) A much hyped fight film from Muay Thai expert Tony Jaa with many many excellent… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>Kham: "Where the hell is my elephant?"</i> On the eve of presenting a pair of prized elephants to the King of Thailand, a young… More
Chris Weber
The story and script are weak, and the acting is pretty wooden, but then again, those are not the reasons to see this. This film about a man tasked with… More
Derek A
The plot is predictably typical, but the action and fight scenes are absolutely crazy!! The stunts this guy can do is amazing and well worth the watch. And… More
danny d
there is no doubt that tony jaa is a legit action star. his martial arts work is stellar and the stunts were exciting, however, he has nearly no dialogue in… More
Lady D'arbanville
A little less authentic and a little more Hollywood than Ong-Bak. Some amazing fight scenes throughout and many impressive stunts. The storyline, I felt was a… More