Truly, the best martial arts film about elephants yet made.
| Original Score: 4/10
The star of Ong Bak is back for more revenge in The Protector, a poorly plotted variation of Ong Bak's 'You stole my village idol!' chopsocky chase picture.
| Original Score: 2/5
The Protector is a disaster, barely made viewable by Tony Jaa's incredible physical abilities, often trapped inside sh***y fight choreography anyway.
| Original Score: 5/10
Jaa-dropping stunts buried in an overly sentimental plot.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
The premise is both absurd and intricate.
| Original Score: C
Sadly, the production values don't do Jaa any favors
| Original Score: 3/5
PETA may have a field day with this one, but few others will.
| Original Score: 2/10
After we're supposed to get off on a bunch of ironmen getting their shoulder blades handed to them, what's next? Snuff films?
| Original Score: 2/4
The Protector isn't a sequel to Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior but it is a thinly disguised retread.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
| Original Score: 1/5
This ludicrous Quentin Tarantino-chosen low-budget movie features choppy editing and an amateurish script, and it switches strangely back and forth between dubbing and subtitles.
| Original Score: 1/4
You have to wonder why they even bothered with the subtitles. It's not like they make much difference.
This is one of those movies where guys literally stand in line, waiting to get beaten up.
The resulting fights range from choppy, grainy garbage to a truly spectacular centerpiece.
You're going to The Protector for the skull fractures and sky-high knees to the groin. And if this is all you're after, your mind may be black and blue, but you'll be all smiles by the end.
Scene after scene is fashioned together in the most confusing (read that as meaning 'dull') fashion, like a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle missing half the pieces.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
You know you have bought a ticket to the wrong movie when star Tony Jaa confronts the bad guys, strikes a fight-ready pose and screams, 'Where are my elephants?'
| Original Score: 1/4
These early fights, as goofy and inventive as they are, build up our goodwill toward Jaa, [but] the limb-breaking, tendon-severing finale dispels it.
It plays like a bad B-movie where we suddenly leave an ongoing conversation to join a fight in progress.