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      Kiss of the Dragon

      R Released Jul 6, 2001 1 hr. 37 min. Action Mystery & Thriller List
      52% 109 Reviews Tomatometer 68% 50,000+ Ratings Audience Score Jet Li plays Liu Jiuan, China's top government agent, who arrives in Paris from Shanghai to carry out a sensitive, top-secret mission. Liu is in Paris to assist Richard (Tcheky Karyo), an unorthodox police official with a small army to back him up. The mission goes horribly wrong, as the man Liu had come to help, betrays him. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 02 Buy Now

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      A formulaic actioner that's sure to please action fans. Those looking for plot, believability, or character development will have difficulty finding them.

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      jhonathan a I feel butterflies in my stomach every time I watch this wonderful movie. jet li is amazing in this movie as well as in his entire film career❤️ Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/21/23 Full Review David W Thoroughly enjoyed this hi-octane martial arts actioner. Some great set pieces, fight choreography and unusually good acting for the genre. One of the best examples of an action movie done to near perfection. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/24/23 Full Review Jacob B A simple, unpretentious, fun action movie that might not be exactly filled to the brim with three-dimensional characters and compelling arcs but remains entertaining thanks to Jet Li's amazing martial arts skills, some genuinely funny moments which show that, while relatively darker than Jackie Chan films, the movie knows not to take itself too seriously and a decent dramatic performance from Bridget Fonda as well as the villain gloriously hamming it up in his determination to keep his evilness under wraps. To cut a long story short, Kiss of the Dragon is filled with great stuntwork, with barely any CGI shenanigans, and a good enough, if rather by-the-numbers, set-up to have Jet Li kick some ass. I can see why Luc Besson and Cory Yuen would shortly after make another collaboration with The Transporter. Surprised it's taken me this long to watch a Jet Li film that actually stars the guy, rather than having him be part of an ensemble cast or playing the villain. Oh well, better late than never Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review ana s super movie the fight scenes were super it had a little comedy i see some people didn't like it if you don't like violence go watch cartoons Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review corkball Not a fan of martial arts flicks, but Jet Li does a great job being likeable and kicking ass at the same time. I especially appreciate that the fight sequences don't go on forever and ever. Other than that, not much else going on here. Typical drug dealer-corrupt cop flick. For some reason, Chinese people in France all speak English. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Jet Li was great. The fight cinematography sucks, typical of how Westerners film fight sequences. The plot sucks Tcheky Karyo always does a great job, even though the villain tropes are monumentally pedantic. The plot sucks, the wanton and extreme violence is ridiculous and senseless. Bert Kwouk has a really brief appearance. Fast forward through most of it to see Jet fight and you won't miss anything. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Nell Minow Common Sense Media Jet Li film is not for kids. Rated: 2/5 Dec 24, 2010 Full Review Empire Magazine Rated: 2/5 Dec 23, 2002 Full Review Neil Smith BBC.com A supremely satisfying blend of Hong Kong mayhem and Gallic flair that can only bolster Li's escalating reputation. Rated: 4/5 Sep 24, 2001 Full Review Grant Watson Fiction Machine Kiss of the Dragon falls into such a generic and mechanical sub-genre of action cinema that one could be forgiven for confusing the storyline of one with another. Rated: 5/10 Jan 19, 2022 Full Review Nick Rogers Midwest Film Journal Jet Li's fearlessness to fold so much believable human frailty into what is otherwise a furious-fisted free-for-all renders "Kiss of the Dragon" the finest of his Hollywood outings ... and Li an indisputable king of the action-hero route of the devout. Rated: 4/5 Jul 29, 2021 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins An unusually balanced, satisfying martial arts extravaganza - and one of Li's greatest American endeavors. Rated: 8/10 Oct 9, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Jet Li plays Liu Jiuan, China's top government agent, who arrives in Paris from Shanghai to carry out a sensitive, top-secret mission. Liu is in Paris to assist Richard (Tcheky Karyo), an unorthodox police official with a small army to back him up. The mission goes horribly wrong, as the man Liu had come to help, betrays him.
      Director
      Chris Nahon
      Screenwriter
      Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen, Jet Li
      Distributor
      Fox, 20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      EuropaCorp, Immortal Entertainment, Seaside Productions, Qian Yian International
      Rating
      R (Language|Drug Content|Some Sexuality|Strong Violence)
      Genre
      Action, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 6, 2001, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 1, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $36.8M
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Stereo, Dolby Digital, Dolby A, Surround, DTS, Dolby SR
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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