Ong-Bak (Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Ong-Bak (Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior) Reviews

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April 24, 2019
While the Muay Thai kickboxing style employed by star and action choreographer Tony Jaa is impressive, the way in which the various bouts are filmed is uninspired and ultimately tiresome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 24, 2017
The film is worth watching merely to marvel at what the human body is capable of.
August 13, 2016
[Tony] Jaa has an impressive physique, a steel snap to his delivery, and a gymnastic prowess to his style, and director Prachya Pinkaew puts it all on display in an endearingly naïve martial arts adventure.
July 21, 2012
The best parts of this movie are the gritty and grisly fight sequences that have a power and intensity you don't find in many movies nowadays.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 26, 2009
May be the supreme example of a filmic endeavor succeeding exclusively for one cinematic aspect.
Full Review | Original Score: 59/100
April 29, 2009
Knocked my socks off, and I was cursing myself for not seeing it sooner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 21, 2007
Genius. Perfection. Thai-style fighting with sequences that will make you shout at the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
August 24, 2006
Just a showcase for Jaa's athletic abilities.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 26, 2006
Skittishly directed and haphazardly written, Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior is a bundle of old action movie chestnuts brought briefly to life only by Jaa's presence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 7, 2006
While many martial arts movies rely on wires or computer graphics to pump up the action, this one is all natural.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 1, 2005
I haven't been this thrilled by a new star since I saw my first Jackie Chan movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 25, 2005
Jaa combines speed, strength, and fluidity in a convincing bid to turn wire stunts into yesterday's fad and return simple physical prowess to the forefront.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
July 21, 2005
Suddenly The Matrix looks about as relevant as VHS tapes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 16, 2005
The fights and chases ooze an authenticity that makes up for the lackluster and ridiculously underdeveloped story.
May 14, 2005
Ficarei muito espantando caso o fantástico Tony Jaa não se torne um astro internacional do gênero ação/artes marciais.
| Original Score: 4/5
April 17, 2005
It's too soon to tell if Tony Jaa has the the ability to sustain an interesting career, but he's off to a hell of a start, regardless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 14, 2005
Jaa emerges as a worthy successor to Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Jet Li, dispensing brutality that has never looked so perversely beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 5, 2005
Has an authentic tone that makes its simplistic quest-for-redemption storyline surprisingly engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 18, 2005
About the only CGI illusion occurs when the bad guy exhales cigarette smoke through the blowhole of his tracheotomy. But Pinkaew isn't blowing smoke: this is the real deal.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 14, 2005
Watching Tony Jaa... provides the same thrill as watching those early Jackie Chan movies. This guy is the real deal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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