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The Protector

1998 List
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Audience Member Awesome movie due to great acting by the leading actor Mario Van Peebles who was not correctly noted as the lead actor in your description!! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member It's getting to the point now that I don't remember what life was like before made-for-video movies, but the one nice thing about them is that there will always be work for fallen and falling stars. Rae Dawn Chong and Mario Van Peebles used to make big studio projects for theaters but now they lend their waning star power to dreck like "Valentine's Day", a warmed-over Martin Scorcese wannabe. I always try to give all B-movies the benefit of the doubt, but it's painfully obvious that this is going nowhere fast very early on. It's a mob movie completely lacking in freshness and ambition, and frankly the stars look as bored as you will be. In fact, the only actor in this mess who makes even a little impact is newcomer Zehra Leverman, and it really doesn't have anything to do with her acting ability. She's just as forgettable as the rest of the cast in that department, but she has a killer body and she's not shy about showing it off. Therefore, she makes an impact. The good guys here are bland, but even worse, so are the villains and that really makes for a lackluster film. Ben Gazzara should have been a riot as the mob don, sort of like what he did to breathe life into "Roadhouse" as the bad guy. Instead, he's disappointingly subdued, and that only adds to the misery of watching this dreary picture. And by the time we get to the twist ending, you won't care enough about the film to be shocked. You'll only be happy because you know the credits can't be far behind. Once you see the film, you'll understand that "Valentine's Day" is a pretty clever title. But the screenwriters didn't put that much thought into the rest of this lame movie. It's not worth your time. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Not nearly as good as Ong-Bak. Tony Jaa is still the shit, but I didn't like how he kept winning fights like he was Rocky or some shit. He shouldn't lose to people and then suddenly beat them just because he's angry. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member if you like international movies, then this is a good one to watch Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Tony Jaa is AMAZING in this film ....his muay thai martial art skills are off the hook! the story line of the elephant. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member tony jaa is sick as shit Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Duane Clark