• Released
  • October 19, 2001
  • Action/Adventure
    Suspense/Thriller
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The shooting sprees are full of razzle dazzle. The final gun battle -- between Kong and the police -- is especially effective.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Always watchable and cinematically lively, but it never quite engages the emotions -- despite torrents of sentimentality and would-be heart-tugging scenes interspersed with the carnage.
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50

Film Threat

By Phil Hall
A style-rich, substance-weak B-level gangster movie which is noteworthy for two unusual reasons: it is one of the very few films from Thailand to gain international release and it is the perhaps the only film of its genre to feature a love story between a hit man and a pharmacist.
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50

New Times (L.A.)

By Andy Klein
May display an energetic and promising talent, but it is also uncomfortably close to being a 105-minute music video, with all the problems that suggests.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
There are movies that are all about the characters, and then there are movies, like Bangkok Dangerous, that are far more about the directors who created those characters.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Brothers Oxide and Danny Pang co-directed. What they lack in discipline they make up in razzle-dazzle, even if it sometimes is pointless.
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50

The New York Times

By Dave Kehr
Some of the nonstop commotion of Bangkok Dangerous is funny and inventive -- but much more of it is simply irritating and obfuscating.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The film never escapes the constraints of its genre, but it's a hell of a ride.
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40

Village Voice

By Jessica Winter
The movie is a technical marvel from its lysergic cinematography (by Decha Srimantra) to its pulsing-vessel sound design, but it has no identity apart from its influences, however dazzlingly they're deployed.
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40

Variety

Enjoyable in an undemanding way, and with a few interesting flourishes.
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45 out of 100
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