Bangkok Dangerous


Light drama meets tourism postcard with murders.

I liked most of the film, but there is about 30 minutes that consist of senseless relentless shoot-outs that ruin the murder story, leading to its death by killing the pacing.

The plot is the most basic: assassin falls for deaf girl, reconsiders his whole life commitment to hurting people for a living, “realpolitik” catches up to him, girl finds out about what he does for a living and dumps him like a hot potato, he goes out with a bang while pining for tender love. A lighter Bourne Identity without amnesia.

Nic Cage performs his magic, with a strong supporting cast, particularly a silenced Charlie Yeung that rivals many speaking roles.

Yet another film botched in the editing room.

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somini