Chocolate Reviews

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Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com
May 3, 2009
Ultimately there isn't much of a movie here, just a series of great-looking and expertly filmed showdowns that are worth the price of a rental
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
April 8, 2009
Anyone knows we all come here just to see the girl kick serious behind. At least she does just that, and after a while Chocolate mainly and plainly feels like the exhibition that it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
March 12, 2009
It's called Chocolate, but Cheese would have been just as good. Soaked with tears, full of schmaltz, and yet strewn with bodies, Prachya Pinkaew's new kick-'em-up is extreme action, extreme melodrama, and extremely hard to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
March 8, 2009
Chocolate (Chokgohlaet) offers sensational martial arts set pieces -- beautifully choreographed, exquisitely colored, and acrobatically shot.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
February 26, 2009
Vimistananda is nothing less than an awe-inspiring force of nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Pollard
Kung Fu Cinema
February 18, 2009
A sweet treat for martial arts movie buffs despite lightly bitter flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Stan Hall
Oregonian
February 13, 2009
Character development and cogent storytelling are in short supply. Yeah, so?
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
February 13, 2009
At its heart, Chocolate is a simple tale of a special girl trying to make her way in a considerably unspecial world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Brian Orndorf
DVDTalk.com
February 12, 2009
Even if it doesn't make much sense, tugs shamelessly at the heartstrings, and features a heavy with Jennifer Aniston hair, the feature sparks in just the right way, making for a fist-clenching, mouth-agape sit.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
February 7, 2009
Takes its time to get going, but once the action kicks in, it's mildly engaging with lots of mindless fun, especially for avid fans of martial arts films.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
February 6, 2009
It boils down to this: Thai girl fighting. Is that enough of a movie for you?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Nathan Lee
New York Times
February 6, 2009
Chocolate is risibly sentimental even for a genre not known for its emotional sophistication.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
February 5, 2009
... the fights are terrific, tightly choreographed with a good sense of ensemble movement and shot in long takes that preserve the fluidity of the action...
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Jim Ridley
Village Voice
February 3, 2009
The world may not have needed a Thai-language martial-arts hybrid of Kill Bill and Rain Man, but by God, it's got one now.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
February 3, 2009
The finale is an extended tour de force equal parts Bruce Lee, Tony Jaa, and Donkey Kong.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
November 19, 2008
Chocolate gives us the first autistic action hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 29, 2008
Enjoyable thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Tom Huddlestone
Time Out
October 24, 2008
The heart of the film may be its action sequences but, even outside the battle arena, 'Chocolate' is a nicely characterised and consistently likeable piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
Wendy Ide
Times [UK]
October 24, 2008
Another symphony of exquisitely choreographed carnage.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
October 24, 2008
Is it radical or offensive? I really don't know. It certainly got my attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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