King of the Kickboxers
"Loren Avedon is no Robert DeNiro, but he sure gets the job done with the martial arts matches. "
King of the Kickboxers (1991)
AKA: Karate Tiger 4, No Retreat No Surrender 4
Director: Lucas Lowe
Writer: Keith W. Strandberg
Producer: Ng See-Yuen
Cast: Loren Avedon, Richard Jaeckel, Don Stroud, Billy Blanks , Sherrie Rose , Keith Cooke , Ong Soo Han, Jerry Trimble, Bruce Fontaine, Michael Depasquale Jr., Steve Tartalia, Vincent Lyn
Running Time: ?
PLot: A cop goes undercover in Thailand to avenge his brother's death in this martial arts film.
BAD HABITT'S REVIEW: One of the most amazing films you will ever get a chance to see. The story line is portrayed in such a way that it will captivate you and never let you take you take your eyes of it. That is until the very last closing credit roles and you'll think to yourself "Wow... I think I like the art of film twice as much now after seeing this amazing movie".
Loren Avedon should have his own Hollywood Walk Of Fame star after this film. He is simply matchless as the lead. It's almost like he was born to play the perfect action hero and he did in this film.
King of the Kickboxers is also filled with countless marvelous dialogue that you will be quoting 10 years after you watch it. It is also delivered in a manner that is extraordinary and unprecedented in any film ever made. It's like the actors devised a new way of acting. It is truly astonishing in the very sense of the word.
Finally the fighting is like none other; incredibly creative, imaginative, artistic and original. The emotion portrayed and depicted in them is equally inspiring and captivating. Also the cinematography, editing, film score and directing are first rate and fuse wonderfully from start to finish. I honestly feel really happy that I was able to see this film. I don't think I'll ever forget it.
Don't miss it for anything.
BAD HABITT'S RATING: 10/10
ALVIN GEORGE'S REVIEW: "The King of the Kickboxers" is a low-budget guilty pleasure. Sure, Loren Avedon's acting leaves much to be desired, and Billy Blanks is too hammy as the main villain. However, the fight scenes are far out, particularly one featuring "China O'Brien" costar Keith Cooke.
ALVIN GEORGE'S RATING: 7/10
AMERICAN NINJA'S REVIEW: King of the Kickboxers stars Loren Avedon as a cop out to avenge the murder of his brother whose killer is starring in "snuff" films. KOTK is one of my all time favorite bad movies, along side Bloodsport and Bloodfist III. Loren Avedon is no Robert DeNiro, but he sure gets the job done with the martial arts matches. Even though nobody will ever mistake KOTK for a work of art, it still makes for a devilish snack! The action scenes are done in a "Raging Bull" fashion and are truly a thing to see. KOTK is like playing virtual reality - when Billy Blanks kicks you feel it! When Loren Avedon kicks - you feel your hands twitch... it's that kind of movie! KOTK is a satisfying and jaw dropping action flick that will leave you begging for more.
AMERICAN NINJA'S RATING: 8/10