Kiss of the Dragon

2001

Kiss of the Dragon

Critics Consensus

A formulaic actioner that's sure to please action fans. Those looking for plot, believability, or character development will have difficulty finding them.

51%

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Total Count: 106

68%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 66,271
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Movie Info

This action thriller co-written by filmmaker Luc Besson stars Jet Li as Liu Jian, a Chinese intelligence officer in Paris on an assignment that finds him in the midst of an international conspiracy. When Liu's investigation gets too close to uncovering the truth, his life is seriously jeopardized and he's forced to creatively employ his martial arts skills, which includes using a pool ball and the French flag as defensive props. In the meantime, romantic sparks fly between Liu and a sexy witness (Bridget Fonda), while the agent discovers that a trusted French peer (longtime Besson featured player Tcheky Karyo) is actually the double-crossing criminal mastermind he's seeking. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Kiss of the Dragon

All Critics (106) | Top Critics (30)

Audience Reviews for Kiss of the Dragon

  • Jan 10, 2012
    Jet Li's finest English language movie to date. Packed with ultra-violent fight scenes and some decent acting. Although Bridget Fonda is the only low point as she is so annoying.
    Jonny C Super Reviewer
  • Jun 24, 2011
    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.
    Al S Super Reviewer
  • May 30, 2011
    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.)
    Drake T Super Reviewer
  • Feb 14, 2011
    My favourite North American Jet Li movie. Ridiculously bad acting and overly dramatic at points but the fighting more than makes up for it. It doesn't hold a candle to his Chinese movies but this is the best North American offering we've had from Jet Li. Could use some more fight scenes but the ones we're given have some great choreography.
    Jason T Super Reviewer

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