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Ong Bak 2 Reviews

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Jason Gorber
Filmfest
September 2, 2010
Let me be blunt - Ong Bak 2 is an incoherent mess...[Yet is] awesome, stupid, incoherent fun.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
March 25, 2010
A mix of martial arts, which includes Muay Thai, kung fu and Samurai swordplay, that was Jaa's inspiration for making the movie in the first place.
Mark Pollard
Kung Fu Cinema
February 1, 2010
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News
November 20, 2009
Ong Bak 2 is really just an excuse for several jaw-dropping set pieces that show off Jaa's killing skills.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
October 29, 2009
The action bits make you feel like you've had pure adrenaline pumped into you, but the attention to artistic detail... is like something you'd expect from a Hollywood epic...
Diva Velez
TheDivaReview.com
October 25, 2009
Moaning about the overlong, sloppily told story seems petty nitpicking when all I really want to see is Tony Jaa doing what he does best - beating the tar out of people, and we get that in spades in Ong Bak 2.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
October 23, 2009
There isn't much of a plot, although Jaa's fans won't mind a bit. All they want is lots of bloody, muddy action in the Thai jungles, which they get.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
October 23, 2009
Features a far more soulful and charismatic Jaa immersed in a ceaseless whoosh of extraordinary fight scenes involving everything from pebbles to elephants.
| Original Score: 3/4
Brian Tallerico
Movie Retriever
October 22, 2009
Features an international star at the top of his particular game right now, delivering continuously impressive vehicles for his gritty, dirty style of martial arts.
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook
October 22, 2009
A perfect and perfectly goofy B-grade martial-arts picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
October 22, 2009
Ong Bak 2 is slicker production-wise than the original, and it has so much noisy action that Thai foley artists must have made a fortune inserting thuds and grunts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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October 22, 2009
Nourished on anemic action sequences full of shaky-cams, rapid-fire editing, and quick cutaways, American audiences are not prepared for Jaa's 20-minute essays on human bodies causing massive trauma.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
October 22, 2009
The fight scenes are kinetic and varied, and pick up a unique flavor from the backdrop of meticulously recreated hillside villages.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Tim Grierson
Screen International
October 22, 2009
Ong Bak 2 can't possibly match the novelty and inspired acrobatics of the original, but Tony Jaa gives this new entry enough kick to keep audiences more than satisfied.
Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
October 22, 2009
Head-thumping nirvana ... By the time a dude in a bird suit starts fighting on top of a moving elephant, it seems like a logical, completely awesome progression.
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
October 22, 2009
No, Ong Bak 2 isn't a great movie ... But if you love the pure kinetics of a well-shot martial-arts film, Tony Jaa is the most exciting figure to come along in years.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
October 21, 2009
Don't look for continuity of storyline -- just enjoy the extravagant fight stunts, the restless camera work, and the sluicing rivers of blood and mud. (That's why you're here, right?)
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
October 21, 2009
If you've ever stood in front of a mirror and practiced your Bruce Lee "kara-tay" chops, Thailand's Tony Jaa should, de facto, be your hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Abrams
Slant Magazine
October 20, 2009
Ong Bak 2 is infused with an urgency and relentlessness that few contemporary action films have.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
October 19, 2009
Revenge as a dish best served tempura style!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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