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Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20

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  1. May 25, 2014
    It's not a terrible movie but it doesn't live up to the first one. The revenge stuff and the time frame for the movie could have been used in a better way than this as there's far too much story and plot here for a martial arts movie. The fight scenes are great though. They really do a good job with the final sequence here and set up for a decent sequel, even if that sequel comes nowhere close to living up to the series name. This is a decent sequel for a great action movie but it probably would have been better the Ong-Bak series had stayed at just one movie. Expand
  2. Jul 23, 2011
    The story wasn't as strong as that of the first film. The addition of the magic element really made it more a of manga-style film. That's not really a good thing following one of the best blunt edge martial arts films ever made. Even so OB2 is a good action packed flick that should satisfy most martial arts film fans.
  3. Oct 3, 2010
    Ok so the the plot is far from amazing but people that is not what these movies are about. This is a martial arts movie and reviewing it as such you cant give it anything less that 10. the combat is simply jaw dropping, especially when u consider that there is no CGI and no wire work. Tony Jaa is a living legend that as it stands due to disagreements over ong bak 3 is now no longer making movies.

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Simon Crook
    Jaa’s period ‘beatquel’ is thick on action but thin on plot. Awesome final fight, though.
  2. Reviewed by: Daniel Eagan
    You are not likely to see a better display of martial arts combat on screen for some time, even if you have to put up with some excruciating contrivances to get to it.
  3. 80
    The astonishingly gonzoid fight scenes from Ong Bak 2 might be the best ever filmed.