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Ong-Bak (Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior) Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
August 13, 2016
[Tony] Jaa has an impressive physique, a steel snap to his delivery, and a gymnastic prowess to his style, and director Prachya Pinkaew puts it all on display in an endearingly naïve martial arts adventure.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
July 21, 2012
The best parts of this movie are the gritty and grisly fight sequences that have a power and intensity you don't find in many movies nowadays.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
September 26, 2009
May be the supreme example of a filmic endeavor succeeding exclusively for one cinematic aspect.
Full Review | Original Score: 59/100
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2009
| Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Knocked my socks off, and I was cursing myself for not seeing it sooner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
Genius. Perfection. Thai-style fighting with sequences that will make you shout at the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Skittishly directed and haphazardly written, Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior is a bundle of old action movie chestnuts brought briefly to life only by Jaa's presence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 7, 2006
While many martial arts movies rely on wires or computer graphics to pump up the action, this one is all natural.
Full Review | Original Score: B
David Cornelius
September 1, 2005
I haven't been this thrilled by a new star since I saw my first Jackie Chan movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
August 25, 2005
Jaa combines speed, strength, and fluidity in a convincing bid to turn wire stunts into yesterday's fad and return simple physical prowess to the forefront.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
July 21, 2005
Suddenly The Matrix looks about as relevant as VHS tapes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bill Clark
June 16, 2005
The fights and chases ooze an authenticity that makes up for the lackluster and ridiculously underdeveloped story.
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
May 20, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 14, 2005
Ficarei muito espantando caso o fantástico Tony Jaa não se torne um astro internacional do gênero ação/artes marciais.
| Original Score: 4/5
Collin Souter
April 17, 2005
It's too soon to tell if Tony Jaa has the the ability to sustain an interesting career, but he's off to a hell of a start, regardless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
J.J. Marley
Orlando Weekly
April 14, 2005
Jaa emerges as a worthy successor to Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Jet Li, dispensing brutality that has never looked so perversely beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 5, 2005
Has an authentic tone that makes its simplistic quest-for-redemption storyline surprisingly engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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