Kiss of the Dragon Reviews

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October 9, 2020
An unusually balanced, satisfying martial arts extravaganza - and one of Li's greatest American endeavors.
June 2, 2020
A punchy little action thriller that contains encouraging traces of gifted French filmmaker Luc Besson (The Fifth Element), credited here as co-writer and producer.
September 19, 2010
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.
April 29, 2009
A return to form for Li who dropped all the hip hop crap and was allowed to put his raw skills on display...
February 10, 2009
The formulaic story cannot weigh down the high-flying, visceral excitement that the film offers in generous doses.
August 7, 2008
December 6, 2005
August 1, 2003
Li has smartly decided to eschew the all-too-fashionable use of wires for the fight scenes in favor of old-fashioned hand-to-hand combat.
February 13, 2003
In almost all martial arts action movies, plot is subordinate to action, and 'Kiss Of The Dragon' is no different.
December 8, 2002
Even to [Li's] long-time fans in Hong Kong and America the results should be eye-opening.
October 30, 2002
August 27, 2002
There are some tangible similarities between rising star Jet Li and Bruce Lee, beyond just the pronunciation of their last names.
January 29, 2002
You've got to respect any movie that jumps into an action scene every fifteen minutes, regardless of what that pesky "plot" has to say.
January 5, 2002
The whole film plays a great deal like an extended episode of "Iron Chef": lots of edged weapons, dead frogs, and campy dialogue.
November 24, 2001
October 31, 2001
Belongs to that rare breed of Hollywood film that does some justice to the talents of Hong Kong crossover stars.
September 24, 2001
A supremely satisfying blend of Hong Kong mayhem and Gallic flair that can only bolster Li's escalating reputation.
July 30, 2001
It's not often in an action flick as big and loud as this that the most intimate gesture between the male and female lead is a gracious offering of brightly colored shrimp chips.
July 13, 2001
It ain't art, but it sure is a good time for anyone who enjoys the occasional bit of bone-crunching entertainment.
July 9, 2001
Loaded with explosive set-piece after set-piece, each and every one designed to give Li the opportunity to do what he does best: kick massive butt.
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