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  • Summary: In this heroic war epic, farmers in a small village in Siam stave off an 18th century invasion by Burmese troops.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. The vigorous Bang Rajan moves with a sure sense of direction and authority to its major culminating battle, a singularly savage and wrenching encounter that for all its bloodshed is never exploitative and concludes the film on a resounding note of tragic grandeur.
  2. 75
    There's extreme brutality, gore and violence, scads of severed body parts and oceans of squirting blood, as the brave -- and buffed -- people of Bang Rajan fight to the death.
  3. The story suggests a more violent "Seven Samurai," full of jungle mayhem and eloquently filmed action-movie suspense.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    60
    It's easy to see why this violent, thrilling tale broke all box-office records in Thailand: Not only does it stir a sense of deep national pride, but Thanit delivers the goods when it comes to action.
  5. Far too bloody for the art house crowd and too leisurely paced and obscure for more general audiences.
  6. Reviewed by: G. Allen Johnson
    50
    While the battle scenes are impressive, they are repetitive; and while the characters are likable, they never rise above the level of cliche.
  7. It becomes, after a while, little more than a mind-numbing bloodbath.

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  1. BangR.
    Mar 23, 2007
    10
    I cannot believe how many people have never seen this movie. It is a really great movie. Those who enjoy warrior tales of how a small force I cannot believe how many people have never seen this movie. It is a really great movie. Those who enjoy warrior tales of how a small force with alot of heart overcomes the more dominant bullying enemy should definitely watch this movie. Expand

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