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Bangkok Adrenaline (2009)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy  |  14 May 2009 (Thailand)
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Four backpackers arrive in Thailand to party and drink. A gambling game goes wrong and with their lives on the line they desperately decide to kidnap a billionaires daughter. Things go ... See full summary »

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Daniel Patrick O'Neill ...
Dan (as Daniel O'Neill)
Priya Suandokemai ...
Irene (as Praya Suandokmai)
Gwion Jacob Miles ...
Mike
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Conan
Raimund Huber ...
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Harris Dawson (as Liam Noel Harrison)
Dom Hetrakul ...
Lek
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Hans (as Lex de Groot)
Michael Ocholi ...
Jacque
Nicky Tamrong ...
Mafia
Somlek Sakdikul ...
Policeman 1 (as Somchai Sakdikul)
Prakasit Bowsuwan ...
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Wannika Udomsinwatana ...
Irene - Kid
Apirak Boonmark ...
Chief Detective (as Gct. Apirak Boonmark)
Winai Thawattana ...
Chief Assist Detective 1 (as Col Winai Thewatana)
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Four backpackers arrive in Thailand to party and drink. A gambling game goes wrong and with their lives on the line they desperately decide to kidnap a billionaires daughter. Things go wrong when her 'father' doesn't play ball and prefers to use the kidnapping to further his own interests. Written by Conan Stevens

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Full of adrenaline alright...
28 April 2012 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

"Bangkok Adrenaline" is a non-stop action movie from the start to the very end. And the action is off the charts, no wires, no CGI, just pure action and martial arts.

The story in "Bangkok Adrenaline", however, was fairly unimaginative and rather simple. A group of foreigners in Thailand end up with a massive gambling dept, and in order to raise money for paying the dept then decide to kidnap the daughter of a millionaire. Demanding a ransom for the girl's release, the foreigners have taken on a bit more than they initially thought was going to be a piece of cake.

I found the story to be moving ahead at snail speed, taking forever to get almost nowhere. That, however, was fortunately helped along by lots and lots of action and fighting. And all these action scenes were really great, well executed and delivered, and the fighting scenes were raw, brutal and hard-hitting.

The acting in the movie was mediocre, so don't expect to see award-winning performances here. Some people put on better performances than others, of course, but the overall was just mediocre. Despite these mediocre acting, it was really nice to see westerners in a Thai fighting movie of this caliber, especially because the fighting was just like what you'd see in a Tony Jaa movie, so there really is a lot of cool action and fighting scenes here.

If you like the action/fighting movies that have come from Thailand in the recent years, then "Bangkok Adrenaline" is well worth sitting down for a watch. I was thoroughly entertained by the sheer action, and the poor storyline fell in the background, overshadowed by the great adrenaline-filled action.


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