Bangkok Dangerous 2008

Critics score:
9 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Amy Nicholson, Boxoffice Magazine: Just another cycle of bombast and boredom. Read more

Joshua Katzman, Chicago Reader: While the film includes several exciting, creatively shot action scenes, the drama is otherwise so shopworn that the violent climax is a relief. Read more

Christy Lemire, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Tediously monotonous. Read more

Nathan Rabin, AV Club: It's never close to good, and it can't even get bad right. Read more

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe: Bangkok Dangerous is bad without lifting a finger toward interesting. Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: [Cage takes] the big bucks to star in slovenly, inert pulp of the sort no actor of his magnitude should be stooping to. Read more

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Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail: This could have been good. Read more

Michael Ordona, Los Angeles Times: There's a charming restaurant scene, some nifty hand-to-hand combat and the cast is great looking. But pretty much all the things that made the original so original are filtered out of this un-original. Read more

Tim Grierson, L.A. Weekly: The sinking realization kicks in: These people are taking this nonsense seriously. Read more

Rafer Guzman, Newsday: Bangkok Dangerous pretends to have a lot on its mind. It moves slow as molasses and has the same general coloring. Read more

Anthony Lane, New Yorker: Hollywood and the television industry have long since sucked what they require from the tropes and rhythms of Asian films, and parts of Bangkok Dangerous, far from seeming unfamiliar or freshly stylized, offer nothing that you couldn't catch on CSI. Read more

Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News: [Bangkok Dangerous] adds to the sad realization that this once-vibrant and witty actor is completely controlled now by his inner teenager. Read more

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: This is as stale as Tuesday's Phad Thai, from its exhausted mythos of the surgically efficient, omnipotent hit man to the training scenes in which Joe explains the trade to the new guy, to the inevitable betrayals of the third act. Read more

David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer: Bankgok Ridiculous is more like it. Read more

Tony Wong, Toronto Star: Awatchable, but dull action flick with not enough body count to satisfy the average mixed martial arts fanboy. Read more

Drew Toal, Time Out: Cage is believable as the brooding lone-wolf gunman, but the "hit man screwing himself by growing a conscience on his final kill" ploy needs to be put down for good. Read more

Tom Huddlestone, Time Out: None of this compensates for the overfamiliar plotline, the underdeveloped side characters, the breakbeat soundtrack, the boring shootouts and a general air of overbaked silliness. But it helps. Read more

Jordan Mintzer, Variety: Heavy on the spice and cheap on the meat, Bangkok Dangerous adds plenty of Thai seasoning to the Hollywood lone-assassin recipe, but the result is only mildly pungent. Read more