Joe (Nicolas Cage) is a career assassin who lands in Bangkok to handle some obligations and finds himself unexpectedly training a young protégé and falling for a woman who has no knowledge of his true job.
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Slow action thriller from bored-looking Nic Cage.
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Rotten: Hollywood and the television industry have long since sucked what they require from the tropes and rhythms of Asian films, and parts of Bangkok Dangerous, far from seeming unfamiliar or freshly stylized, offer nothing that you couldn't catch on CSI.
- Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Rotten: Tediously monotonous.
- Christy Lemire, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Saturday, October 18, 2008
I knew exactly the kind of movie it was going to be before I watched it, nothing special but not bad. Nicolas Cage kills some people in Bangkok and then turns on his employer. For what it is it's very decent, but not anything particularly new. It's got a lot of odd moments and corny dialogue, but that's kind of what makes it work. The ending is a complete nutball way to go out, only Nicolas Cage would do it.
- ythelastman89, Sunday, July 18, 2010
Oscar winner Nicholas Cage in a garbage action film that's as cliched as they come. Joe (Cage) is an assassin. He has his own code and rules that he never breaks. His last mission takes him to Thailand where he proceeds to break all of his rules because that's what assassins do when they're on their last mission. As he breaks said rules the simple jobs become a huge pain in the ass, reminding our hero assassin why he had the rules in the first place. Bangkok wouldn't be so damn dangerous if you followed your damn rules! And while we're on the topic, why is it always the assassin's last mission? You never see the first one. Or the 22nd one. Bangkok Dangerous is trash. Pure and simple. It's a mediocre, patchwork plot sewn together from a hundred other action films that weren't as dull and unappealing as this one. Hell, the Machete trailer from Grindhouse contains some of the same plot points. It's paint by numbers time with this pathetic film which is another step for Nicholas Cage toward the pinnacle of what we call Cuba Gooding, Jrism.
- sononothing, Wednesday, March 10, 2010