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

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

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Joshua Starnes
April 25, 2011
Truly, the best martial arts film about elephants yet made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
September 6, 2006
The Protector is a disaster, barely made viewable by Tony Jaa's incredible physical abilities, often trapped inside sh***y fight choreography anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Pete Hammond
September 15, 2006
Jaa-dropping stunts buried in an overly sentimental plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 7, 2006
The premise is both absurd and intricate.
| Original Score: C
Don Willmott
September 9, 2006
Sadly, the production values don't do Jaa any favors
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Edward Douglas
September 5, 2006
PETA may have a field day with this one, but few others will.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 7, 2006
After we're supposed to get off on a bunch of ironmen getting their shoulder blades handed to them, what's next? Snuff films?
| Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
September 6, 2006
The Protector isn't a sequel to Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior but it is a thinly disguised retread.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
| Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 8, 2006
This ludicrous Quentin Tarantino-chosen low-budget movie features choppy editing and an amateurish script, and it switches strangely back and forth between dubbing and subtitles.
| Original Score: 1/4
Joshua Tyler
March 20, 2009
You have to wonder why they even bothered with the subtitles. It's not like they make much difference.
Top Critic
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
September 8, 2006
This is one of those movies where guys literally stand in line, waiting to get beaten up.
| Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 8, 2006
The resulting fights range from choppy, grainy garbage to a truly spectacular centerpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mike Ward
September 8, 2006
You're going to The Protector for the skull fractures and sky-high knees to the groin. And if this is all you're after, your mind may be black and blue, but you'll be all smiles by the end.
Top Critic
David Jenkins
Time Out
August 3, 2006
Very silly.
Michael Ferraro
Film Threat
September 8, 2006
Scene after scene is fashioned together in the most confusing (read that as meaning 'dull') fashion, like a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle missing half the pieces.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Willie Waffle
September 7, 2006
You know you have bought a ticket to the wrong movie when star Tony Jaa confronts the bad guys, strikes a fight-ready pose and screams, 'Where are my elephants?'
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
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
Frank Wilkins
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 27, 2006
It plays like a bad B-movie where we suddenly leave an ongoing conversation to join a fight in progress.
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