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Bangkok Dangerous Reviews

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Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
September 5, 2008
Pointless vanity project.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.25/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 10, 2008
This is as stale as Tuesday's Phad Thai, from its exhausted mythos of the surgically efficient, omnipotent hit man to the training scenes in which Joe explains the trade to the new guy, to the inevitable betrayals of the third act.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
October 14, 2012
At six foot plus, with his hair-plug mullet and his ice-white teeth, Cage sticks out like a sore thumb among the tiny Thai citizens, making for the most conspicuous hitman since Agent 47 rocked the bald head 'n' barcode combination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pete Hammond
Hollywood.com
November 20, 2008
A by-the-numbers retread that's ill-conceived as an action vehicle for Cage.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 5, 2008
If Cage wants to use his clout as an actor and producer (he's credited with both here) to make down-and-dirty B-movies, then more power to him. But if the results are going to be this unbearable, he'd might as well crank out the Oscar-bait.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
October 18, 2008
The burnt out assassin shtick is old and tired.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
William Goss
Cinematical
December 17, 2009
Between all the dates and dinners, Bangkok almost ends up being as less thriller and more travelogue; by the hour mark, there are literally more gulps than gunshots.
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 8, 2008
While production values in 'Bangkok Dangerous' are competent, there are no technical fireworks to compensate for the story's dearth of energy and originality.
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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
September 8, 2008
The sinking realization kicks in: These people are taking this nonsense seriously.
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 8, 2008
Bankgok Ridiculous is more like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
August 22, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Katey Rich
CinemaBlend.com
September 4, 2008
Bangkok Dangerous isn't nearly the ugly, stupid film you might guess based on the poster and Nicolas Cage's hairdo.Bangkok Dangerous is merely average.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
September 6, 2008
As they did with their original, the Pangs steal liberally from John Woo without ever replicating his shootout-choreography inventiveness or proficiency.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
September 11, 2008
Neutered, but pretty, and lacking any real development, this is the cinematic equivalent of a eunuch whose voice unfortunately broke pre-castration
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Tom Huddlestone
Time Out
September 5, 2008
None of this compensates for the overfamiliar plotline, the underdeveloped side characters, the breakbeat soundtrack, the boring shootouts and a general air of overbaked silliness. But it helps.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
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Jordan Mintzer
Variety
August 27, 2008
Heavy on the spice and cheap on the meat, Bangkok Dangerous adds plenty of Thai seasoning to the Hollywood lone-assassin recipe, but the result is only mildly pungent.
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
September 16, 2008
It's garbage. Cage better be careful. If he keeps this up, he'll wind up just like Val Kilmer doing straight to DVD junk.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com
September 5, 2008
the proverbial sound and fury, filled with typical Asian action film gravitas yet signifying nothing. A whole lot of nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
September 8, 2008
[Bangkok Dangerous] adds to the sad realization that this once-vibrant and witty actor is completely controlled now by his inner teenager.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kevin McCarthy
WJFK-FM (CBS Radio)
September 5, 2008
Instead of killing people, Nicolas Cage's character should have been more worried about getting a haircut.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Mark Jenkins
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
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