Bangkok Dangerous (1999)
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An audiovisually complex drama that's better than slick, though it feels pointless-another homage to a kind of filmmaking that's had more than its share.
Bangkok Dangerous mixes mindless violence, sappy romance, and philosophical pretentiousness. On the whole, it does the first better than the other two.
Scene after thrilling scene, this movie takes your breath away.
Audience Reviews for Bangkok Dangerous
Action thriller about the exploits of a death mute hitman working for a seedy Thai gangster. Despite the interesting disability the story doesn't herald too many surprises. But the film has enough style, heart and bloody gun-play to distinguish itself among other contract-killer flicks out there and it's head and shoulders above many of them. Well worth checking out!
Gritty depiction of a handful of amorals make me wonder "What's the point of this film??" Calling the story threadbare is an insult to fishnet stockings. Let's see how many words it takes to describe: Deaf/mute assassin meets girl, then avenges mentor and a friend. Seriously, that's the entire 100 minutes in an eleven word nutshell. The scenes of killing (and there are many, but often brief) would appeal only to people who watch those wretched "World's Wildest Drivers" TV shows. The only point of interest is that the director does have an interesting style and offers some original impressionistic images. Unfortunately, given the non-story, he feels the need to shoot the entire film in an arty, crazy-angled manner to distract from the gaping absence of plot. My advice: skip it. There's a good chance the American version represents an improvement.
Magnificent Thailand action movie I ever seen with a deaf mute assassin. The imagery is beautiful and imaginative, excellent editing and vibrant colors. The cast was good, especially Pavarit Mongkolpisit playing Kong, the deaf assassin, he did a fantastic job, showing a full range of emotion without uttering a word. That does make 100% sense to know about a deaf person who could learn experiences and everything to become smart and professional one, not dumb in this film, just like me and other Deafies. I understood what Kong was doing in the scenes including communicating with a beautiful girl and eyes open on gunfights.
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