Bangkok Dangerous

  • 18
  • Oxide Pang, Danny Pang (2007)
  • US
  • 94 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Eight years after the original Bangkok Dangerous was released, twin brothers Oxide and Danny Pang have remade it in English - presumably for the "can't stand subtitles" set. Looking like Ken Dodd's leaner younger brother, Nicolas Cage plays it mean and moody as Joe, a sniper-assassin who is hired to carry out a number of hits in Bangkok. Joe lives and works by four intractable rules, most of which he manages to break in the film's opening scenes. Small wonder, then, that his Thai employers turn skittish and eventually try to do the dirty on him. Slickly made and with a few decent action scenes, this hitman thriller has a clinically efficient film at its core. Unfortunately, the Pangs see fit to overdo things with a laughable grandiosity reminiscent of John Woo at his most pompous. The first Bangkok Dangerous was a breath of fresh air. Unfortunately, this remake smells a bit off.

Plot Summary

Action thriller starring Nicolas Cage, a remake of the 2000 Thai film. Joe, an American hitman on assignment in Bangkok, deviates from his usual solitary lifestyle when he forms relationships with a petty thief and a beautiful deaf woman. But it's a situation that causes friction with Joe's shady employers.

Cast and crew

Cast

Joe
Nicolas Cage
Kong
Shahkrit Yamnarm
Fon
Charlie Yeung
Aom
Panward Hemmanee
Surat
Nirattisai Kaliaruck
Aran
Dom Hetrakul
Chicago
James With

Crew

Director
Oxide Pang
Director
Danny Pang

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Entertainment
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 5 Sep 2008
Certificate 18
Distributor:
Entertainment
Categories
Drama