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

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

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September 14, 2006
Anyone familiar with Quentin Tarantino knows he has a love for martial arts movies and cult films. So no one should be surprised to see his name in the credits of "The Protector," which he presents to American audiences.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
September 14, 2006
"Protector" is just awful outside of the martial-arts scenes, and even the fights don't showcase Jaa's immense talent to full effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 13, 2006
The Protector is the kind of film that goes beyond cinema straight to spectacle.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 13, 2006
Tony Jaa is a bad mother****er.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 13, 2006
At least four stars' worth of guilty pleasure, and maybe more.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 12, 2006
The editing is wildly haphazard, the story continuity is a mess, and some of the photography is just terrible, but I'll be darned if the movie isn't fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 11, 2006
These early fights, as goofy and inventive as they are, build up our goodwill toward Jaa, [but] the limb-breaking, tendon-severing finale dispels it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 10, 2006
After Ong-Bak and The Protector, Jaa has proven without a shadow of doubt that he is the real deal. Now I want to see him in a real movie, not just a showcase. This movie is a mess, but you ignore it because Jaa is so mesmerizing.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 10, 2006
When the fight scenes, choreographed by Jaa himself, kick in, boy howdy.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 9, 2006
Sadly, the production values don't do Jaa any favors
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 9, 2006
The film suffers from choppiness and pacing...yet, Pinkaew delivers some terrific action set pieces studded with visual puns and the incredibility physicality of...Tony Jaa.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 8, 2006
When you've got a male lead who can break heads like Tony Jaa, a little bit of story line goes a long way.
September 8, 2006
As a breathtaking follow-up to 2003's Ong-Bak: Thai Warrior, it's a whole lotta fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 8, 2006
A furiously choreographed martial-arts spectacle wrapped in a fumbling narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 8, 2006
... it's little more than a disjointed succession of kick-ass action scenes motivated by a country bumpkin's quest to rescue his giant pets from big-city baddies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 8, 2006
... include[s] some incredible sequences of precision-engineered ultraviolence ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 8, 2006
The Protector is a bad film with a great star and some truly amazing action sequences. The movie is lackluster mainly because the Weinstein Co. and 'presenter' Quentin Tarantino have taken a Thai film and trimmed it from 109 minutes to about 80.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 8, 2006
The Protector (aka Tom yum goong) is on a par with most Jackie Chan films, but without the off-the-cuff humor that makes Chan's films so appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
September 8, 2006
Fun, violent, and featuring some great scenes of lumbering elephants, it isn't art, it isn't particularly skillful craft (outside of the fight scenes and RZA's aural contributions), but it's an awfully good time.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 8, 2006
The star of Ong Bak is back for more revenge in The Protector, a poorly plotted variation of Ong Bak's 'You stole my village idol!' chopsocky chase picture.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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