Sight and Sound - 03/01/2002
Total Film - 03/01/2002
"...[The film has] raw energy and palpable passion....The film draws its force from neon-doused ultraviolence, frenetic editing and a teeth-loosening loud techno soundtrack..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/14/2001
"...A beautiful, gory film....The film assaults your senses with its stylized brutality....The acting and the photography make it a worthwhile trip..."
Twin brothers Oxide and Danny Pang make their first feature together with this raw attack on the senses. BANGKOK DANGEROUS is like Pop Rocks candy: it leaves a funny taste in your mouth and the stinging pop is strangely alluring. It's a unique mixture of kinetic editing, textured visual sensuality, and aural assault. It's so incredibly gory and fantastic it literally vibrates.
Kong (Pawalit Mongkolpisit) is a killer. Because he is deaf and mute, he isn't scared of the sound of gunfire. Working as a professional hit man, he stalks the seedy streets of Bangkok carrying out orders or drinking at the nightclub where the boss's moll, Aom (Pisek Intrakanchit), moonlights as a stripper. Joe (Pisek Intrakanchit) is Kong's best friend (and Aom's ex), who retired from working as a hit man when his hand was injured in a shoot out. With nothing to do, Joe is always drunk and depressed. One day, Kong meets Fon (Premsinee Ratanasopha), a sweet innocent who works in a drugstore. He falls in love and begins to question the life he leads. But it happens too late. When Joe is murdered, Kong decides to seek redemption by turning against his crime bosses and assaulting the Thai underworld.