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R| 1 hr. 47 min.

Plot Summary
In Thailand, the impoverished village of Ban Nong Pradu has its most precious Buddha statue stolen from the temple. Luckily the small town also has a very skilled fighter in the form of Ting (Tony Jaa), who sets out on a quest to recover the cherished figure. His journey leads him to Bangkok, where he must wrangle the statue from Don (Wannakit Sirioput), a volatile drug dealer. Meanwhile, the village is suffering a severe drought and needs the Buddha to restore vitality.

Cast: Tony Jaa , Pumwaree Yodkamol , Petchtai Wongkamlao , Suchao Pongwilai , Wannakit Sirioput , Chatthapong Pantanaunkul , Erik Markus Schuetz , David Ismalone

Director: Prachya Pinkaew

Genres: Martial arts, Action

Distributor: Magnolia Films

Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)

Release Date: February 11th, 2005|1 hr. 47 min.

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  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Thus a tightly edited, 90-minute action flick becomes a bloated, 105-minute exercise on how not to direct an action film. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Ting's exploits grow ever more violent and repetitive, but a lot of Ong-Bak is very enjoyable. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Every action scene is a spectacularly choreographed set piece. At one point, Jaa literally fights with feet of fire. Unfortunately, whenever he comes down to earth, so does the movie. show more

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