Parents' Guide to

The Protector

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Violent martial arts action; older teens and up.

Movie R 2006 90 minutes
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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

a dangerous man

when i watched this movie, i liked it. i like how he fights all the people at the end of the movie and he's breaking straight bones.

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Apparently trimmed by some 20 minutes from its 2005 Thai version, this film is comprised mainly of fight scenes, with very little in the way of coherent plot or characterization. Still, the good and bad guys are well established: Kham is relentless in his pursuit of his elephants. He's helped occasionally (say, when the moment calls for a man with a gun) by a sympathetic Thai-born cop, Mark (Petchtai Wongkamlao), as he fights the wiry gangster-fighter Johnny (Johnny Tri Nguyen). The chief villain is Madame Rose (Xing Jing), who runs a collection of illicit businesses, including the purchase/consumption of exotic animals, prostitution, and drugs.

The action is absurd and thrilling. And Jaa does his own stunts, as his hero Jackie Chan used to. In an early scene at the Sydney airport, Kham/Jaa bumps into fellow traveler Chan (actually, an impersonator), and they face off for an instant, then go their separate ways, effectively passing on the tradition of elaborate, exquisitely choreographed fighting on screen.

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