• Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)

Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior

Release Date: 2003

DVD Release Date: August 30th, 2005

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

Production Co: Baa-Ram-Ewe

Keywords: Underdog, Quest, Cool, Suspenseful, Revenge, 2000s

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Did I enjoy Ong-Bak? As brainless but skillful action choreography, yes. And I would have enjoyed it even more if I'd known going in that the stunts were being performed in the old-fashioned, pre-computer way. show more

  • 88
    Robert K. ElderChicago Tribune

    Infusion of comedy elements keeps the story light, without dragging it into the cartoonish. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    An effective martial arts film destined to leave mouths agape. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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