• The Protector (2006)

The Protector

Release Date: September 8th, 2006

DVD Release Date: January 16th, 2007

R |1 hr 24 min

Plot Summary

A young fighter (Tony Jaa) travels to Australia to retrieve stolen elephants that were promised originally to the king of Thailand. Once there, he enlists the aid of a Thai-born Aussie detective to help him achieve his goal, and he uses his fierce Muay Thai moves to battle an evil woman's gang of deadly bodyguards.

Cast: Tony Jaa, Johnny Nguyen, Nathan Jones, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Xing Jing, Bongkoj Khongmalai, Damian de Montemas, David Asavanond

Director: Prachya Pinkaew

Genres: Action , Martial arts

Production Co: Baa-Ram-Ewe, Sahamongkolfilm Co. Ltd., TF1 International

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Keywords: Investigation , Melodramatic , Revenge , 2000s , Father , Quest ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News

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

  • 75
    Wesley MorrisBoston Globe

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

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

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

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