Time Out says
Prachya Pinkaew’s breakthrough movie, ‘Ong-Bak’, prided itself on bone-crunching realism, and here he presents a more thoughtful, socially conscious riff on the same techniques. Twenty-two-year-old Jeeja Yanin is simply astonishing as Zen, a whirlwind of fists and feet: the film’s closing outtakes sequence details the real damage she did to her co-stars.
The heart of the film may be its action sequences but, even outside the battle arena, ‘Chocolate’ is a nicely characterised and consistently likeable piece of work. Audiences eager to see a disabled teenager wreak bloody revenge on a gang of transvestite supercriminals need look no further.
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