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BKO: Bangkok Knockout (2010)

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A group of "fight club" friends, whose styles vary from Muay Thai, Capoeira to Kung Fu and Tai Chi, must join forces and fight for their lives in a daring rescue of a kidnapped friend.

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Sorapong Chatree ...
Jaram
Kerttisak Udomnak ...
Wanchai
Krittiya Lardphanna ...
Kuk Yai (as Krittiya Ladpanna)
Supakson Chaimongkol ...
Joy
Pimchanok Leuwisetpaiboon ...
Bai-Fern
Chatchapol Kulsiriwuthichai ...
Pod (as Chatchapol Kulsiriwoottichai)
Sarawoot Kumsorn ...
U-Go
Sumret Muengput ...
Ao (as Sumret Muangput)
Puchong Sartnok ...
Eddo (as Puchong Sartnork)
Poonyapat Soonkunchanon ...
Lerm (as Poonyapat Boonkunchanok)
Gitabak Agohjit ...
Git
Tanavit Wongsuwan ...
Pom
Wirat Kemkrad ...
Jao (as Virat Kemgrad)
Winai Wiangyangkung ...
Nat (as Vinai Weangyanggoong)
Deka Partum ...
Jame
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Knockout Action Makes you Forget About the Acting
1 August 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The story is dubious although it has a twist or two. The acting is horrible from beginning to end. Yet, the action is jaw-dropping like a dropped kick that connects.

I actually saw this movie by mistake at the FantAsia Film Festival. Apparently the usher did not care to verify the name of the movie on my ticket. I think she was too busy eyeing me, or at least that is what I tell myself. So as the movie opened, I thought maybe this is a short film before the feature. When I realized I was in the wrong movie and that this one seemed to be shallow and pointless, I almost left, but my girlfriend said that we already missed the other movie's beginning and that we should tough it out with this Bangkok Knockout.

As painful as the beginning of the movie is, once the action got started, we were both glad we stayed. The scenes kept displaying some of the most stunning stunts and choreography in the industry. Then, there is a bit of comedy, some good editing, hot girls who can do a few moves too and a fitting ending. By that time, we were cheering with the enthused FantAsia crowd and easily put the poor plot and bad acting in the back of our mind.

There are some amazing scenes with cage fighting, blunt or sharp weapons, car, spectacular falls, masked assailants, Terminator-style superhuman, martial arts mastery and then... just when you thought you had seen it all, they bring the fight to the real world and bring in guns, motorcycles, trucks for the grand finale.

This is the martial arts Matrix in a warehouse with no story. Wachowski brothers, watch out. Less guns, more skills, guts and glory.


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