Thai Warrior, The ( Ong-Bak ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 2419

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 70

Theatrical Release Date: 02/11/2005

Language: Thai

Genre: Thriller, Adventure

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Prachya Pinkaew

Actors: Petchtai Wongkamlao, Tony Jaa, Pumwaree Yodkamol, Suchao Pongwilai, Chumphorn Thepphithak, Cheathavuth Watcharakhun

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Indyfreak - wrote on 11/19/2017

Martial artist Tony Jaa's debut film is an uneven mix of high flying stunts and crime drama grittiness. The latter especially seems out of place with the buddy-comedy sense of humor and often spectacular chase scenes. Tony Jaa makes an excellent action hero though.

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Snoogans - wrote on 06/25/2011

Bringing a different fighting style and doing all the stunts for real (no wires or CG) Tony Jaa bursts onto the scene in a star making performance. Reminiscent of Jackie Chan's early films, it's a fun movie that serves up a lot of awesome action.

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Topher - wrote on 01/31/2008

Tony Jaa and his Muay Thai kickboxing style are the new stars of martial arts cinema.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 05/21/2012

When a petty hood steals the head of a rural village's religious icon, an orphan taken in by one of it's attending monks sets off to the big city to recover it. Like any of that matters. This film is all about the stunts, and the lack of wire work and CGI give them a real brutal honesty and believability that marks it aside from many modern martial arts films. The Thai setting also gives it a cultural identity that differs from the usual Jackie Chan/Jet Li offerings, but it is this sense of national pride that often spills over into distasteful xenophobia. All of Tony Jaa's opponents are foreign, and the film takes pains to point this out; the white fighters are nothing but bloodthirsty animals, and his drug-fuelled and corrupt nemesis (who during the ring fight is even announced to be …

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