Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
Critic Consensus: A formulaic actioner that's sure to please action fans. Those looking for plot, believability, or character development will have difficulty finding them.
|Rating:||R (for strong violence, language, some sexuality and drug content)|
|Genre:||Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense|
|Directed By:||Chris Nahon|
|Written By:||Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen|
|In Theaters:||Jul 6, 2001 Wide|
|On DVD:||Jan 22, 2002|
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as Insp. Richard
as Mister Big
as Uncle Tai
as Lupo's Assistant
as Minister Tang
as Aide No. 1, Tang
as Aide No. 2, Tang
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Critic Reviews for Kiss of the Dragon
Whack! Thworp! Crack! Sometimes, it's fun to sit back and enjoy the spectacle of bad guys getting their heads beaten in.
Jet Li's true masterpiece of the 2000s is a blitzkrieg of crazy, hard-R martial arts. Forget the need to always know who's beating whom or why in a narrative that's basically negligible. "Dragon's" gritty, giddy grindhouse thrills trump logic.
A return to form for Li who dropped all the hip hop crap and was allowed to put his raw skills on display...
Audience Reviews for Kiss of the Dragon
A hard-boiled and and awesome action-packed thriller. A sizzling, sexy, thrilling and explosive shocker from start to finish. The action is fast, relentless and utterly furious. Jet Li packs pure star power along with his incredible skills, he proves that he's one of the greatest martial arts action stars to ever hit the screen. WIth Master Li and Producer, Luc Besson you can only get amazing with this explosive combo. It's filled with adrenaline-charged action that truly knocks you out. Tcheky Karyo is electrifying. Bridget Fonda is fantastic.
Worth watching for Li's martial arts but with a story loosely and formulaicly strung together you can't help but feel guilty while you cruise through this action flick.
Oh well, at least it was better than his other film; Unleashed (Danny the dog.)
Not my favorite Jet Li outing, but it is Jet Li, so you know it's gotta be really bad for me to give it any fewer than three stars. I'd want more martial arts and less Bridget Fonda to give it a higher rating.
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