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Fireball (Muay Thai Dunk) (2009)




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It's Muay Thai combat with a streetball twist in this tale of a juvenile delinquent who joins an underground basketball team on a mission of vengeance. His twin brother lying comatose with little hope of recovery, Tai vows to take on the vicious drug lords responsible for his sibling's dire condition. The men he seeks are the organizers of a brutal new underground sport in which players attempt to sink a basket while engaging in full contact Muay Thai. Convinced that he's closer than ever to catching his target, Tai practices his long shot and prepares for battle. With each game won, Tai comes one step closer to avenging his fallen brother. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: R (for strong bloody brutal martial arts violence throughout, and brief sexuality)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Kiat Sansanandana
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 26, 2010
Grindstone Entertainment

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Critic Reviews for Fireball (Muay Thai Dunk)

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (1)

The clunking storyline is a real drag, and the movie is essentially hobbled because the nominal lead is a rock performer not a martial artist.

Full Review… | January 8, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

If fireball had an idealistic, Jimmy Hill-style commentator, he'd describe this film as a poor advertisement for the game.

Full Review… | January 15, 2010
Sunday Times (UK)

The plot is a pretext for nonstop, bone-crushing mayhem of a mind-numbing kind.

Full Review… | January 15, 2010
Observer [UK]

The few women in the cast look aghast at what is going on.

Full Review… | January 8, 2010
This is London

While the title refers to a rather outrageous game that mixes kickboxing with basketball, this is actually a routine gangland thriller. And it's directed in a style that prevents us from understanding the action or caring about the characters.

Full Review… | January 8, 2010
Shadows on the Wall

This mostly routine Thai actioner mixes sports movie clichés, martial arts moves, melodramatic excess and gangster claptrap in the kind of movie Van Damme made in the '80s.

Full Review… | January 8, 2010
Empire Magazine

Audience Reviews for Fireball (Muay Thai Dunk)

Good Thai underground sport-action film. The action scenes are fantastic, not to mention bloody. People are impaled, bones are broken, flying kicks and punches are traded.
That out of the way, while the acting is fine, the movie falters in the fact that there is little is any real characterization going on in the film. Without anybody to care about, many of the scenes in which there isn't anything action or maybe even sex related feel too long, not to mention kind of boring.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

Turn off your brain and enjoy the bone-crunching madness. People who find basketball boring may enjoy this version a bit more.

Steve K

Super Reviewer


From the producers of BANGKOK DANGEROUS (the original), TEARS OF THE BLACK TIGER and BANG RAJAN comes a gritty new action film from Thailand that attempts to bring the fierce fighting art of Muay Thai together with basketball... Brutal... Absolutely brutal.


EightThirty .

Super Reviewer

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