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Yeui-eomneun geotdeul (No Mercy for the Rude) (2006)

Yeui-eomneun geotdeul (No Mercy for the Rude)





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Hip black comedy is punctuated by brutal violence in South Korean writer director Chulhee Park's tale of a speech-impeded hit man who only targets outwardly-respectable hypocrites. Killa (Shin Hakyun) is a sharp-shooting triggerman who has taken to killing as a means to finance the operation that will allow him to speak clearly. One night, while enjoying a meal at his favorite local eatery, Killa makes the acquaintance of pretty bar girl She (Yoon Jihye). Later, as Killa and She enter into a playful romance while Killa furtively teams with rug-cutting fellow assassin Ballet (Kim Minjun) to take out a number of high-profile targets, the stammering gunman finds his luck taking an unanticipated turn for the worse. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
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Audience Reviews for Yeui-eomneun geotdeul (No Mercy for the Rude)

There are plenty of movies covering the lives of hitmen. There's even a few dealing with hitmen as social misfits and at least one with a mute hitman. It's to No Mercy for the Rude's credit that it manages to pull of an enjoyable and very funny tragic comedy. The relationships are all handled very well and each one is very different. From the old love, to the younger brother and best friend characters. They may not be original, but they are used to full effect here. The longing to be a matador and write poetry are also believable enough character quirks to create and easily accessible doorway into a character that may have been distant. The violence is tackled with style but never glorifies it. It certainly has that Korean edge that works so well.

Luke Baldock

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A very unique fusion of black comedy and the hitman genre, and while it does feel that the film goes into very familiar territory (and somewhat stumbles on some of the cliches of that) it manages to actually be a nice deconstruction of the genre.

Worth a check, but don't expect anything genre-defining, just a very peculiar treatment of a well-known type of film that asian cinema has been exploiting for a while. Compairing this with the wave of genric gangster flicks and romantic comedies that have flooded the Korean industry, this is a welcome change. With flaws and everything.

Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer


only chose this on a quiet tired night because it was labelled action-comedy. Boy were we taken aback by the gore and dark undertones of the world of gangsters & assassins. The childhood subplot was nice and ultimately predictable, as was the ending -- I only wished that they didn't shed so much blood in the process, but that's my own fault for picking this up. For touching assassin stories, I'd stick with Leon (& stay far away from this and the likes of Kill Bill).

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