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The Protector (2006) The plot in your average martial arts flick is never more than an a thin excuse to get the hero mad enough to kick ass.… 2006-09-08 R PT84M Action/Adventure Tony Jaa David Asavanond Phettkai Wongkamlao The Weinstein Company
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The Protector (2006)

MPAA Rating: R

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Tony Jaa, The Protector | GET YOUR KICKS Jaa goes over Down Under in The Protector
GET YOUR KICKS Jaa goes over Down Under in The Protector
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Sep 08, 2006; Rated: R; Length: 84 Minutes; Genre: Action/Adventure; With: Tony Jaa; Distributor: The Weinstein Company

The plot in your average martial arts flick is never more than an a thin excuse to get the hero mad enough to kick ass. But I've never come across one as exotically ludicrous as ''You killed my father and stole my elephant!'' That's what sends Cam (Tony Jaa) from his native Thailand, where he raised sacred pachyderms, to Australia, to settle the score. It's silly, at times laughable, sure, but Jaa has a reckless, bone-cracking grace that transcends the film's triviality. For fight fans, he's worth the price of admission.

Originally posted Sep 08, 2006 Published in issue #898 Sep 22, 2006 Order article reprints