• NinjaDomoEsq

    ★★½ Watched by NinjaDomoEsq 31 Jan, 2015

    The action is very good, BUT I was more interested in the early portions of the film that are less martial arts oriented and more about the story and characters. When the action happens, it feels organic, but later in the film it becomes impressive and also loaded like many other martial arts films. There's a level of realism that seems to get lost in what it is really great plot point of having a man track down something for his small village.

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  • Zachary Johnson

    ★★½ Watched by Zachary Johnson 07 Jan, 2015

    Good action sequences, mediocre movie

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  • JaySalahi

    ★★★ Watched by JaySalahi 07 Jan, 2015

    B- (81)

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  • AlvaroMortem

    Watched by AlvaroMortem 03 Jan, 2015

    «Ong Bak» es el choque de dos mundos fascinantes: la estética japonesa y el fondo tailandés. En el primer plano, fusila la estética de los 70's japonesa sin ningún reparo —en especial del cine de Seijun Suzuki, aunque las escenas de acción parezcan impregnadas del espíritu de Sonny Chiba—, en el segundo plano, todo se mueve bajo las sólidas coordenadas del budismo y del muay thai. ¿Cómo consiguió entonces una película tan alejada del canon occidental ser un éxito mundial?…

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  • Brian

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Brian 02 Jan, 2015

    The story bits where no one is being destroyed are SOOOO BOOORRRRRIIIINNGGGGG, more so than a lot of other martial arts movies.

    Probably because Jaa has negative charisma.

    But when he starts elbowing everyone to hell, damn is it good. It's pretty much just a stunt reel and feels like it, but the action is still damned impressive.

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  • bmcdavid4

    ★★★½ Added by bmcdavid4

    Though the film is a bit dated, Tony Jaa will always be incredible

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  • Javier

    ★★★★ Watched by Javier 24 Dec, 2014

    Great Action movie, Tony Jaa's talent shines through

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  • Matt Wooldridge

    ★★★ Watched by Matt Wooldridge 30 Aug, 2005

    This generation's BLOODSPORT, but slicker, funkier and with even more action. The film exceeded my expectations. It’s a very cool, very grounded action film. Tony Jaa is amazing.

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  • Fabio Arnold

    ★★★★ Watched by Fabio Arnold 21 Nov, 2014

    Krasse Kampfchoreos und Moves von Tony Jaa.

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  • Michael Bones

    ★★★★ Watched by Michael Bones 13 Oct, 2014

    Jean Claude Van Damme.....watch this, THIS is how you kick! This is the first film I've seen with Tony Jaa in and I must say he has made me rewind and pause this film due to my shock at how he pulls out these incredible stunts! A great martial arts film with a number of memorable fight scenes. Don't steal Ong Baks head that's all i say, unless you want a mouth full of Tony Jaa's knees!

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  • t-hom

    ★★★ Watched by t-hom 12 Oct, 2014

    much of this film is acceptable at best, but there are a few stand out things that make it a contemporary action classic.

    first, its sense of humor is perfectly laced throughout, without being too much, or not fitting in well. a few fun visual gags, mixed with some funny dialogue keeps the film energetic. there is a great, humorous, chase through the city about halfway through the film that is reminiscent of older Jackie Chan flicks.

    the best thing…

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  • James Carey

    ★★★★½ Added by James Carey 2

    “No computer graphics. No stunt doubles. No wires.” Add “All Awesome.” Ong-Bak heralded a new era of bone-crunching action with Muay Thai advocate Tony Jaa at its forefront. Before going mental and running off into the woods in search of enlightenment; before getting careless with his elephants; Jaa literally kneed, elbowed and kicked his way to instant-legend status with this simple tale of a peace-loving monk who would kick your balls through the top of your head with his freakin’…

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