A massive, man-eating boar attacks a small Korean village in director Shin Jung-won's darkly comic monster flick. A lifelong city slicker, Seoul policeman Officer Kim (Uhm Tae-Woong) is none too happy about his recent transfer to the remote village of Sameri. Not only do the citizens of Sameri pride themselves on the fact that their quaint hamlet is entirely crime free, but they actively aim to fleece their big city counterparts by staging a sham "Weekend Organic Farming Project" as well. But just as the festivities are getting underway, a rampaging boar shows up and wrecks havoc, devouring everyone in its path. When the mayor proves unwilling to put the mountain on lockdown for fear the big event will bomb, a fearless bounty hunter shows up in search of a challenge, and hungry for ham. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi … More
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Critic Reviews for Chaw
Picture has difficulty translating frantic fits of performance and slapstick into a crisply executed feature film, wasting a delicious premise on two protracted hours of stillborn silly business.
Audience Reviews for Chaw
A lot of fun, flaws and everything. Those little piggies are really cute, the movie could do away with one particular character that adds nothing to the whole thing, but i still had fun watching this.More
An interesting spoof on Jaws with the island of Amity swapped for a mountainous region of South Korea and a huge wild Boar taking the place of the great white Shark. Quite good overall but not as funny as I had hoped. It was fun to spot the references to other hollywood films, aside from Jaws, Predator is another that gets spoofed during the last half of the film. It's not until 55 minutes that we get a proper look at the killer Boar itself and it looked pretty good for a CGI'd effort and is a ferocious foe to the human hunters on its tail. There wasn't enough action for me really and some gore would have been nice.More
This Korean film is familiar as Razorback meets Jaws, has a great deal of fun and horror... highly entertaining thoughout. It combines plenty of monster action and - shock horror - characterisation. Much like Joon-ho Bong's The Host, the titular beast doesn't hog the limelight. Care is taken to develop the plot. You care for the hamstrung protagonists and prey they survive. The film has some delightfully surreal moments - a hunting dog who has chats with its master; a hog vs whipper-snipper set piece; some sub-Keystone Cops slapstick; and a gory killer pig attack on a town hall when BBQ spare ribs are put on the menu.More
Like Jaws, Hot Fuzz and a bad drug trip rolled into a giant killer pig movie.† A lot more entertaining than the similarly themed Pig Hunt, with likable characters and a decent pace.† I don?t think it was because I was sick I found certain parts confusing (the town weirdo, aka Mommy), but always enjoy seeing other cultures humour.More
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