Paula S. from BROOKSVILLE, FL Reviewed on 10/26/2015...
This isn't the top notch of Nicolas Cage, but it was still a really good movie.
Kimberley P. (lostthecreek) from FLORENCE, AL Reviewed on 3/15/2011...
love Nicolas Cage, but this movie was slow. It was more like a documentary or a diary of a hitman.
Coni M. (femilr) Reviewed on 3/12/2010...
I love Cage, but not one of his better movies.
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Entertaining Nic Cage Film
Terence Allen | Atlanta, GA USA | 11/30/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Bangkok Dangerous is a perfect movie for a post-summer release. It's got plenty of action, but it also has a great story, one that resonates more than some of the straight-ahead popcorn flicks that you find between May and August.
In the film, Nicolas Cage plays Joe, an otherwise anonymous hitman who provides laconic narration throughtout most of the film. His modus operandi is to setup on the outskirts of his target's location, find someone to act as a go-between with him and his client, and once the hit is completed, kill the go-between to tie up loose ends.
Joe decides that it's time to retire, so he takes one last contract - a series of four hits in Bangkok for a gangster named Surat. He finds a local street punk named Kong to act as his go-between, and proceeds with the hits. But he ends up caring for Kong, and also falls in love with a local pharmacist, which gives him even more pause about his line of work.
The film is a very competent action film, but also has its fair share of drama and emotion. It's not for the squeamish, and Cage's Joe isn't always a charmer, but you find yourself rooting for him, and by extension, rooting for this film."
Rent before you buy
D. Krepak | 01/07/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you like Nicholas Cage and some of the darker characters he has portrayed you will probably like this movie. It isn't as good as some of his others but I still enjoyed it. The movie is about the psyche of his character and his line of work. Good action intermixed with dialogue driven scenes as his character veers off his usual set of rules for getting the job done. The blu-ray picture quality was good, but not as clear and sharp as most. There is a fair amount of grain especially in the beginning but I suspect this is with intent. The audio quality was very good. Dialogue was clear and easily heard above the action. Surround use was effective in the action scenes. LFE was good but towards the end of the movie the bass really kicks in. For many this may be a watch once only movie."
A Must-Have For Any Nicolas Cage Fan! Excellent Movie!
Dan Blankenship | Lowell, IN USA | 01/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Oxide Pang Chung and Danny Pang have directed a masterpiece with this film! I absolutely loved this movie. The cinematography in the movie is second to none. Be it neon lights, street traffic, or the daunting eyes of a beautiful woman, Bangkok Dangerous is a must-see movie. The camera angles, the sights and sounds of the city, and the cast of colorful characters were all wound together so amazingly that I could watch this movie over and over for years to come.
Shahkrit Yamnarm is EXCELLENT as Kong, the street thug recruited by Cage (Joe) to complete his missions while in Bangkok. He managed to work so well with Cage that the movie took on a whole subplot for me; are these guys going to work together again? I hope so!
This movie has to be added to any Nicolas Cage fan's collection. The plot is solid, the acting superb, the scenery is fantastic, and the viewer gets a chance to sit back and enjoy a James Bond type thriller without all the British accents.
Yes, the shoot-em-up scenes are a little long. Yes, it's hard to root for a bad guy. Yes, we've seen movies like this before. We've just never seen one that combines all the elements of good movie making into on solid movie the way Bangkok Dangerous does.
Do yourself a favor; buy Bangkok Dangerous! It's a movie you'll cherish for years to come.
And thanks to all the producers, writers, CASTING DIRECTORS, directors, and actors involved with this film. You did an OUTSTANDING job.
See ya next review! "
R. Baker | Iceland | 09/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This film is bang tight, I can whole heartedly recommend it to all those that like good action films."