Kiss of the Dragon Reviews

  • 3d ago

    I've almost completely forgot about this movie. Haven't seen this movie in YRS! It's been a long time! Really good movie. Nothing but back to back action, glass breaking, fighting, explosions, shooting... Jet Li is something else. He's one of my favorite actors. Intense movie! "Must watch" 💋🐉👊👀

    I've almost completely forgot about this movie. Haven't seen this movie in YRS! It's been a long time! Really good movie. Nothing but back to back action, glass breaking, fighting, explosions, shooting... Jet Li is something else. He's one of my favorite actors. Intense movie! "Must watch" 💋🐉👊👀

  • Jul 25, 2020

    As long as you don't stare too hard at the plot, this is pretty good viewing material. I liked that the fight scenes incorporated some very Jackie Chan-like moves and had subtle examples of humor, and Bridget did an excellent job in her role - it's unfortunate she retired from acting. I really liked the creative use of editing to enhance the fights with the bigger guys, clipping frames out as their punches land to make them seem more forceful, and the music was good where noticeable. The dialogue was not as corny as it could've been and the plot premise was well thought-out.

    As long as you don't stare too hard at the plot, this is pretty good viewing material. I liked that the fight scenes incorporated some very Jackie Chan-like moves and had subtle examples of humor, and Bridget did an excellent job in her role - it's unfortunate she retired from acting. I really liked the creative use of editing to enhance the fights with the bigger guys, clipping frames out as their punches land to make them seem more forceful, and the music was good where noticeable. The dialogue was not as corny as it could've been and the plot premise was well thought-out.

  • Jul 01, 2020

    Ok action film without Luc Besson's normal spark.

    Ok action film without Luc Besson's normal spark.

  • Jun 01, 2020

    a fun action film with an idiotic plot jet li is set up to take the rap for a murder committed by a french police official but escapes before they can arrest him - so far, so good but then a police troop of fifty men react by shooting up so much of paris with an array of ballistic hardware that maintaining any cover up seems far fetched bridgette fonda is cast as a pathetic damsel in distress role and jet must somehow escape the french pigs and save the girl, all before the popcorn runs out the action is cool but it's too stupid take seriously

    a fun action film with an idiotic plot jet li is set up to take the rap for a murder committed by a french police official but escapes before they can arrest him - so far, so good but then a police troop of fifty men react by shooting up so much of paris with an array of ballistic hardware that maintaining any cover up seems far fetched bridgette fonda is cast as a pathetic damsel in distress role and jet must somehow escape the french pigs and save the girl, all before the popcorn runs out the action is cool but it's too stupid take seriously

  • May 13, 2020

    Kiss Of The Dragon's Realism meets Style action makes up for its basic story.

    Kiss Of The Dragon's Realism meets Style action makes up for its basic story.

  • Apr 18, 2020

    Liu Siu-jian (Jet Li), a Chinese intelligence agent, is sent to Paris to help apprehend Chinese mob boss Mr. Big (Ric Young), who is involved in heroin smuggling. He meets Inspector Jean-Pierre Richard (Tchéky Karyo), a corrupt and violent French police detective, at a hotel. Richard tricks Liu into believing he is simply providing reconnaissance of a meet involving Mr. Big. The plans are changed when Mr. Big is introduced to two prostitutes, one being Jessica Kamen (Bridget Fonda), an American woman, who takes him to his room to service him. While Liu and the rest are watching through the surveillance camera, Mr. Big kicks everyone out except for two women. After pretending to seduce him, one of the women then stabs Mr. Big. Overseeing the events from a surveillance room, Liu rushes to stop the killing, but Richard enters shortly later to shoot Mr. Big and the woman with Liu's police-issued handgun, framing Liu for the murders. Realizing he has been set up, Liu manages to escape from the hotel with a surveillance tape showing Richard shooting Mr. Big. Chinese liaisons are sent to France after the events to investigate the matter, as Richard makes Liu the primary suspect. However, the liaisons do not believe the story Richard provides. Liu manages to contact one of the liaisons, and passes on to him the tape that reveals the truth. Due to French police surveillance, the meet between the liaison and Liu is spotted, and the liaison is assassinated. Liu is then forced to flee from a horde of cops and even GIGN commandos. After Liu escapes, he is forced to maintain a low profile... The movie met with mixed reaction from critics, who thought violence overwhelmed it at the expense of the story and even a true portrayal of martial arts. The fans generally rated it as better than Jet Li's other American films (Romeo Must Die, The One and Cradle 2 the Grave). Due to its violence, "Kiss of the Dragon" was banned in China. Li spoke out about this censorship. "Kiss of The Dragon" (Le Baiser mortel du dragon) is a Jet Li action vehicle to show of his martial arts skills with a pretty vague storyline, over the top violence and not much else. The film is based on a story by Li, and is one of Fonda's final on-screen appearances before her retirement from acting. Tchéky Karyo does what he does best, a mad man with no restrictions and the wonderful Bridget Fonda is not getting much to work with and the character doesn´t really fit her. And of course it´s Luc Besson who has produced and written this average action flick. "Kiss of The Dragon" is hardly a must see and the best part of the film for me personally is simply the setting in lovely Paris.

    Liu Siu-jian (Jet Li), a Chinese intelligence agent, is sent to Paris to help apprehend Chinese mob boss Mr. Big (Ric Young), who is involved in heroin smuggling. He meets Inspector Jean-Pierre Richard (Tchéky Karyo), a corrupt and violent French police detective, at a hotel. Richard tricks Liu into believing he is simply providing reconnaissance of a meet involving Mr. Big. The plans are changed when Mr. Big is introduced to two prostitutes, one being Jessica Kamen (Bridget Fonda), an American woman, who takes him to his room to service him. While Liu and the rest are watching through the surveillance camera, Mr. Big kicks everyone out except for two women. After pretending to seduce him, one of the women then stabs Mr. Big. Overseeing the events from a surveillance room, Liu rushes to stop the killing, but Richard enters shortly later to shoot Mr. Big and the woman with Liu's police-issued handgun, framing Liu for the murders. Realizing he has been set up, Liu manages to escape from the hotel with a surveillance tape showing Richard shooting Mr. Big. Chinese liaisons are sent to France after the events to investigate the matter, as Richard makes Liu the primary suspect. However, the liaisons do not believe the story Richard provides. Liu manages to contact one of the liaisons, and passes on to him the tape that reveals the truth. Due to French police surveillance, the meet between the liaison and Liu is spotted, and the liaison is assassinated. Liu is then forced to flee from a horde of cops and even GIGN commandos. After Liu escapes, he is forced to maintain a low profile... The movie met with mixed reaction from critics, who thought violence overwhelmed it at the expense of the story and even a true portrayal of martial arts. The fans generally rated it as better than Jet Li's other American films (Romeo Must Die, The One and Cradle 2 the Grave). Due to its violence, "Kiss of the Dragon" was banned in China. Li spoke out about this censorship. "Kiss of The Dragon" (Le Baiser mortel du dragon) is a Jet Li action vehicle to show of his martial arts skills with a pretty vague storyline, over the top violence and not much else. The film is based on a story by Li, and is one of Fonda's final on-screen appearances before her retirement from acting. Tchéky Karyo does what he does best, a mad man with no restrictions and the wonderful Bridget Fonda is not getting much to work with and the character doesn´t really fit her. And of course it´s Luc Besson who has produced and written this average action flick. "Kiss of The Dragon" is hardly a must see and the best part of the film for me personally is simply the setting in lovely Paris.

  • Feb 28, 2020

    This martial arts movie is pretty cool. Jet Li is a real badass in this movie, in fact, he's really fast with his martial arts skills and he knows how to beat an opponent no matter how big they are. Bridget Fonda does an excellent job in this movie as well. The plot to the movie was pretty good and it had a little twist in the beginning. In addition, the fight scenes were awesome in this movie. Check it out.

    This martial arts movie is pretty cool. Jet Li is a real badass in this movie, in fact, he's really fast with his martial arts skills and he knows how to beat an opponent no matter how big they are. Bridget Fonda does an excellent job in this movie as well. The plot to the movie was pretty good and it had a little twist in the beginning. In addition, the fight scenes were awesome in this movie. Check it out.

  • Feb 16, 2020

    Several awesome fight scenes and plenty of action makes this movie a must see for action fans and my favorite Jet Li movie.

    Several awesome fight scenes and plenty of action makes this movie a must see for action fans and my favorite Jet Li movie.

  • Jan 21, 2020

    It's fine. It has good action, but the characters feel 1 dimensional and the story isn't that interesting. I also loved the score.

    It's fine. It has good action, but the characters feel 1 dimensional and the story isn't that interesting. I also loved the score.

  • May 10, 2019

    And once again the fan score is a better indicator than the critics' score. Totally enjoyed this movie. This is one of the better martial arts action flicks ever made. Jet Li is amazing, as usual. The bad guy is evil incarnate, and Bridget Fonda provides a nice touch of humanism to the action. Think of James Bond meeting Bruce Lee with the bad guy from The Professional and you have something akin to Kiss of the Dragon.

    And once again the fan score is a better indicator than the critics' score. Totally enjoyed this movie. This is one of the better martial arts action flicks ever made. Jet Li is amazing, as usual. The bad guy is evil incarnate, and Bridget Fonda provides a nice touch of humanism to the action. Think of James Bond meeting Bruce Lee with the bad guy from The Professional and you have something akin to Kiss of the Dragon.