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An Excellent, Juiced-Up Genre Ride
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written by Hallucination March 20, 2011 - 3:41 AM PDT
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
I really loved this film. It's a very similar plot to the Denzel Washington vehicle "Man on Fire": When a cute kid is kidnapped by amoral villains, a spiritually empty bad-ass opens a huge can of whoop-ass to save the adorable tyke and regains his soul in the process. Any connection between these movies ends there.

Won Bin plays a hunky, emo killing machine, relentless and unstoppable in his fury. The fight choreography is brutally sexy, a real dance of death, and the cinematography is careful and precise, with a distinct lack of hand-held camera and chilly mood lighting. The heavies in this film are so completely unsympathetic and vile, that when they get what's coming to them, you can't help but cheer -- a solid 10 on the catharsis scale. I've been on a Korean crime-film kick lately, and this one has moved to the top of my list. Don't miss this one!

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(Average 7.25)
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