Kiss Of The Dragon

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20th Century Fox Released 2001

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Director:
Chris Nahon
Released:
2001
Rating:
R

The film follows Liu Jian, a police officer from China, as he travels to Paris to assist the vice squad. They are trying to catch a Chinese drug lord, Mr. Big, who Jian knows, and his unknown French connection. It turns out that connection is the head of the vice squad, Inspector Richard, who plans to frame Jian for the killing of Mr. Big. To survive, Jian joins forces with Jessica, an American woman working as a hooker for Richard. She wants to free her daughter from the orphanage where Richard keeps her sequestered. Jian uses cutting-edge martial arts to battle Richard and his henchmen, showcasing the best of Asian action cinema. Kiss of the Dragon is an excellent action film that seamlessly integrates fight scenes into the narrative of the movie.

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  • 70

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    Mr. Li will come out of Kiss of the Dragon smelling like a rose; the combat couldn't be better. But next time around, he should leave the script to more capable hands.

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    The non-fighting parts of Kiss of the Dragon are, despite the presence of co-star Bridget Fonda, completely non-compelling. It's a proud convention in films like this for fans to m...

  • 70

    Variety Joe Leydon

    Slick, straight-ahead action-thriller that marks a small step back and two bounding leaps forward for toplined Jet Li.

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    • Production Budget - $25,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $36,845,124 (66th)
      Worldwide Gross - $64,437,847 (66th)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $53,119,472
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $92,899,794

    • Tagline:
      Kiss Fear Goodbye.

    • Filming locations include:
      Bateaux Mouches, Seine River, Paris, France
      Gare de l'Est, Paris 10, Paris, France
      Hôtel Regina, Paris 1, Paris, France
      Paris, France
      Pont Alexandre III, Paris 7, Paris, France
      Porte des Lilas, Le Métro, Paris, France
      Studio Paris Est, Le Pré-Saint-Gervais, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
      Studios Eclair, Epinay-sur-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
      Tunnel du Pont de l'Alma, Paris 8, Paris, France

    • Music:
      As If You Said Nothing
      Arranged by Craig Armstrong
      Orchestra: players from Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris
      Conducted by Craig Armstrong
      Dont Blame It on I
      Cedric Myton / Yvonne Myton
      Performed by The Congos
      Shake Ya Ass
      Chad Hugo / Mystikal / Pharrell Williams
      Performed by Mystikal
      Lapdance
      Pharrell Williams / Chad Hugo / Malice
      Performed by N.E.R.D. featuring Lee Harvey and Vita "Lapdance"
      Mystikal Fever
      Mystikal / Bink
      Performed by Mystikal
      Adore You
      L. Barbuscia / I. Faith
      Performed by Lisa Barbuscia
      Aerodynamic
      (Slum Village Remix)
      Thomas Bangalter / Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo
      Performed by Daft Punk
      Ghir Dini
      Performed by Assia

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