The Protector (Tom yum goong) (Warrior King) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Protector (Tom yum goong) (Warrior King) Reviews

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April 25, 2011
Truly, the best martial arts film about elephants yet made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
April 22, 2009
In the realm of fresh martial arts movie stars, no one holds a candle to Tony Jaa.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 20, 2009
You have to wonder why they even bothered with the subtitles. It's not like they make much difference.
January 13, 2009
Bone-crunching action triumphs over story and, uh, character development.
August 16, 2007
a no-brainer, but also an extravaganza of inventive, visually stunning brutality (by the trunkload).
August 11, 2007
If you like you martial arts action tough, gritty and fast, Tony Jaa is your artist, as he proved on his debut with Ong Bak (2003). This is Muay Thai, a form of aggressive martial arts that makes the others look tame.
August 3, 2007
If a video game allowed you to do what Tony Jaa does, it would be the bestselling video game in history.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 24, 2007
It's tremendously refreshing to see a film that relies solely on the choreography of its athletic star to make the action work.
March 1, 2007
Resurrects the bad acting and absurd plotting of old-fashioned kung fu movies, as well as their exhilarating stunts and action choreography.
December 15, 2006
Pretty tough to sit through.
December 15, 2006
Exactly like an elephant, mostly slow and lumbering -- but with great menacing charges of excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 12, 2006
The Protector's plot is as sturdy as a piece of balsa wood, which wouldn't have mattered so much if the film had showcased Jaa's talents better.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 30, 2006
Four screenwriters get credit for the bottom-feeder script.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
September 27, 2006
It plays like a bad B-movie where we suddenly leave an ongoing conversation to join a fight in progress.
September 23, 2006
Jaa's ingratiatingly ridiculous Protector delivers a steady stream of cheap B-movie thrills, plus two positive messages for young people: Be nice to animals, and when in doubt, always aim for the tendons.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 23, 2006
By the end you're so invigorated that narrative issues seem like an afterthought.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 23, 2006
It's silly, at times laughable, sure, but Jaa has a reckless, bone-cracking grace that transcends the film's triviality. For fight fans, he's worth the price of admission.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 15, 2006
The story is incoherent (possibly due to Weinstein cuts in the Thai original), but if you enjoy fight scenes, this is an eye-popping amazement...
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 15, 2006
Jaa-dropping stunts buried in an overly sentimental plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 15, 2006
The whole point here is the action stuff, and, wow, does it deliver!
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