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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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Panna Rittikrai

Writers:

Dojit Hongthong (screenplay), Panna Rittikrai (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sorapong Chatree Sorapong Chatree ... Jaram
Kerttisak Udomnak Kerttisak Udomnak ... Wanchai
Krittiya Lardphanna Krittiya Lardphanna ... Kuk Yai (as Krittiya Ladpanna)
Supakson Chaimongkol Supakson Chaimongkol ... Joy
Pimchanok Leuwisetpaiboon ... Bai-Fern
Chatchapol Kulsiriwuthichai Chatchapol Kulsiriwuthichai ... Pod (as Chatchapol Kulsiriwoottichai)
Sarawoot Kumsorn Sarawoot Kumsorn ... U-Go
Sumret Muengput Sumret Muengput ... Ao (as Sumret Muangput)
Puchong Sartnok Puchong Sartnok ... Eddo (as Puchong Sartnork)
Poonyapat Soonkunchanon Poonyapat Soonkunchanon ... Lerm (as Poonyapat Boonkunchanok)
Gitabak Agohjit Gitabak Agohjit ... Git
Tanavit Wongsuwan Tanavit Wongsuwan ... Pom
Wirat Kemkrad Wirat Kemkrad ... Jao (as Virat Kemgrad)
Winai Wiangyangkung Winai Wiangyangkung ... Nat (as Vinai Weangyanggoong)
Deka Partum Deka Partum ... Jame
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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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Rated R for violence and strong martial arts action and some language | See all certifications »

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Wonderful fighting overshadows its bad points
14 January 2012 | by littlespudderSee all my reviews

I've seen there seems to be a lot of hate for this film and I have no idea why. Its a martial arts films. When has the plot ever been the key element? If you watch martial arts movies then you must have an interest in martial arts. If this is the case then surely it is the fighting that is the key element to it being a good film. For that reason I am rating the story out of 4 and the fight sequences out of 6.

Story: 2/4 Firstly the story isn't as dire as everyone seems to make out. Having said that, it isn't good at all. It's a very weak plot indeed but to be honest with the amount of action there isn't really room for any form of developed plot. the acting is pretty awful especially from the more minor characters but the lead roles managed to come forth with at least passable performances.

Fighting: 6/6 Perfect, best i've seen in a long time. many would say the fights are unrealistic but i disagree. Sure they don't have the "realism" of mma or what ever but this is a FILM, the fighting is varied as hell and to be honest seems pretty convincing to me. I loved the mix of arts, it produced truly engaging and interesting fights. I feel that if the choreographers went to much for realism it'd make for a truly dull experience. The sheer variety and inventiveness of the choreography makes this a standout modern martial arts outing.

Overall however I feel with so little story and so many up and coming martial artists this seemed more like a showcase than an actual film. I personally am not bothered by this but if you are looking for anything with any depth, look else were. The perfect choreography made me completely overlook the weaknesses in the plot and acting and see this film as a triumpth.

My rating: 8/10


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Country:

Thailand

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Thai | English

Release Date:

16 December 2010 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

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$244,992
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Dolby Digital EX

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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