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Based on 22 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A bad film with a great star and some truly amazing action sequences. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    While the story's silly, the stunts, choreographed by Jaa and popular Thai filmmaker Panna Rittikrai, are spectacular. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A relentless focus on action over character and story will leave more mainstream viewers cold. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The Protector is about 84 minutes long, and only four of those minutes are devoted to plot. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The movie is a series of ever more elaborate fight sequences and increasingly more and larger opponents. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    It's little more than a disjointed succession of kick-ass action scenes. show more

  • 38
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    Anytime Jaa isn't on screen, The Protector sputters. show more

  • 38
    Peter Debruge Miami Herald

    The movie is basically a love story between a man and his elephant, and if viewed as such, it's not nearly as ridiculous as the movie it first appears to be. show more

  • 25
    New York Post

    This ludicrous Quentin Tarantino-chosen low-budget movie features choppy editing and an amateurish script, and it switches strangely back and forth between dubbing and subtitles. show more

  • 30
    Film Threat

    Sadly, the greatness of Jaa's movements are drowned by an ocean of bad editing, terrible dubbing, disorienting action sequences, and repetitive fight sequences that feel as if they were copied straight from a side-scrolling videogame like "Streets of Rage." show more

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