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Kiss of the Dragon Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    58

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 30

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Mr. Li is a master not only of martial arts, but of composure; no one does nothing better. The film itself is no great shakes.

  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Seeing this movie won't get you into MIT, but it's passable fun.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    This is all grimy, guy on guy fun, right down to the fevered, bad English dialogue.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    I like the movie on a simple physical level. There is no deeper meaning and no higher skill involved; just professional action, well-staged and filmed with a certain stylistic elegance.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

not for kids

Jet Li film is not for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is extremely violent and very graphic, with many gross, bloody deaths and behavior that's reckless to the point of insanity. Richard makes Al Capone look like a consensus-builder. Even most movie bad guys are not as out of control as Richard, who wildly shoots automatic weapons into crowds of civilians. Li made headlines the week before the film was released by recommending that parents not allow their children to see the movie, which is rated R for extreme and graphic violence, drug use, and sexual references and situations. This is good advice.

  • Families can talk about how Jessica, an American girl from North Dakota, made the foolish choices that left her a heroin-addicted prostitute and kept her away from her daughter. What other options did she have? What will happen to her after the movie ends?

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Extreme and prolonged violence, some very graphic.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Character is a prostitute, sexual references and situations.

  • language false3

    Language: Some strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drug use, drinking, and smoking; character is a former junkie.

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