Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26
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  1. 60
    Will probably please hard-core action fans who have become inured to plot idiocies, but it remains a terrible waste of talent.
  2. It's one thing for a script to set the framework for an action film -- it's quite another when the script gets in the way.
  3. 50
    The story is formulaic, but this brutal, fast-paced thriller makes excellent use of Li's martial arts prowess.
  4. 50
    The new sexism -- the old sexism plus the idea that everything is ironic -- is getting old.
  5. Offers just about a kill a minute, but less than a thrill a minute.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark Jenkins
    40
    Too bad the filmmakers -- and here's where the American part comes in -- decided the movie had to have some heart, too.
  7. 40
    The most dispiriting thing about Kiss of the Dragon, is that it's another example of how Western filmmakers fall on their faces when they try to evoke the feel of Hong Kong action films.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 78 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  1. Jul 24, 2014
    10
    Kiss of the dragon has plenty of action, the plot isn't original but it didn't have to be. The movie isn't his best
    movie, but the movie
    Kiss of the dragon has plenty of action, the plot isn't original but it didn't have to be. The movie isn't his best
    movie, but the movie comes close to Unleashed on the action level.
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  2. Sep 21, 2014
    8
    Action flick with sentiments emotion good film remarkable dont miss this one must look and must have DVD of this film.HATS OFF Jet li isAction flick with sentiments emotion good film remarkable dont miss this one must look and must have DVD of this film.HATS OFF Jet li is outstanding his good reflexes quick moves are very unique. Full Review »
  3. Sep 10, 2010
    5
    If you're into action packed films with lots of fighting and a weak plot then this is the film for you.
    I wasn't to keen on this film but I
    If you're into action packed films with lots of fighting and a weak plot then this is the film for you.
    I wasn't to keen on this film but I know many men who like it so I'm thinking it might be something to do with it being full of fighting which I'm not too keen of. It's also something for 'Jet Li' fans as he is the main character in this film so appears in it throughout the whole film. I'm giving it a five due to my opinion of that type of film not the film itself. So others are bound to disagree with me.
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