75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
There's extreme brutality, gore and violence, scads of severed body parts and oceans of squirting blood, as the brave -- and buffed -- people of Bang Rajan fight to the death.
Full Review
75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The story suggests a more violent "Seven Samurai," full of jungle mayhem and eloquently filmed action-movie suspense.
Full Review
75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Unapologetically graphic and slightly marred by an artistic awkwardness, this is a rare and worthwhile glimpse into another nation's historical legend.
Full Review
67

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
Like a boulder bouncing down a long hill, the momentum keeps the film barreling along to the tragic inevitability promised in the opening titles.
Full Review
60

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
It's easy to see why this violent, thrilling tale broke all box-office records in Thailand: Not only does it stir a sense of deep national pride, but Thanit delivers the goods when it comes to action.
Full Review
50

San Francisco Chronicle

While the battle scenes are impressive, they are repetitive; and while the characters are likable, they never rise above the level of cliche.
Full Review
50

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
Choppy, cheesy historical war epic really has only a couple of things going for it, and its biggest asset remains the heroic popular legend that inspired its making.
Full Review
50

Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
Might be best described as Thailand's version of "The Alamo."
Full Review
50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Far too bloody for the art house crowd and too leisurely paced and obscure for more general audiences.
Full Review
40

Film Threat

By Phil Hall
Wooden, one-dimensional epic.
Full Review
59 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.