An effective martial arts film destined to leave mouths agape.
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Mr. Jaa, blessed with astonishing muscle definition and a stoical, sensitive face, clearly has the potential to be an international action movie star, and Ong-Bak feels like the start of a scrappy, potent franchise.
However shrewdly he's been packaged, Tony Jaa is the real thing.
Strongly recalls Hong Kong kung-fu movies of the late '60s and '70s, with physical grit, over-the-top heroics and inventive fight choreography providing the entertainment.
So just do yourself a favor, get out there and see Ong Bak. You’ll leave the theater bruised and battered, but you'll be happy about it.
It's a display of phenomenal dexterity and nimble grace that's a joy to watch. That, friends, is entertainment.
Ong-Bak's script, if you can call it that, is nothing but a series of setups for star Tony Jaa to show his stuff.
Makes up in action what it lacks in storytelling finesse.