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- “★★★★★” —Eric Campos, Film Threat
(2003 | Thailand) dir Prachya Pinkaew w/Tony Jaa [105 min]
The early 21st century was a dark time for international action films: attention was flagging, Hong Kong’s best days seemed behind it, and all the talent had been sucked into Hollywood. And then came Tony Jaa, a fearless stuntman and expert in Muay Thai. Along with director Prachya Pinkaew and fight choreographer Panna Rittikrai, Jaa created a sensation when this film premiered. In ONG BAK, Jaa stars as a village boy who must travel to the big city to recover a stolen artifact.
“Director Prachya Pinkaew has crafted an instant classic, not necessarily setting the bar higher, but putting it back where it belongs in terms of what an action film should be… [Tony Jaa] gives this film much of its furious life with martial arts skills that defy screen legends before him.” —Eric Campos, Film Threat (Read the Review)
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