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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