Min-sik Yoon

Min-sik Yoon
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Korea Herald

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Jesters: The Game Changers (2019) While it aimed to be funny and original, and its props were quite creative, its narrative was sloppy and the parade of cheap and uncomfortable jokes unimpressive. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
80% Ghost Walk (2018) Yu Eun-jeong explores an existential question in her first feature film through the eyes of someone who is no longer among the living. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
No Score Yet The Battle: Roar to Victory (2019) Every once in a while we get what I like to call "face-palm movies": Films with great intentions and worthy causes that are made so poorly that I end up feeling guilty for hating them. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
No Score Yet My Name Is Kim Bok-dong (2019) The documentary prompts strong emotion through the power of Kim's life, and notable moments in her struggles. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
38% The Divine Fury (2019) While it has some good elements and can be fun from time to time, the unoriginal plot and concept, flat storyline and uninteresting characters do not really heighten expectations for the upcoming films. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
100% Exit (2019) For every flaw, the flick had many more enjoyable elements. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
No Score Yet The Culprit (2019) A jumbled pile of pretentious plots that are convoluted and confusing for all the wrong reasons. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) A delightful teenage coming-of-age tale with great characters, good humor and an upgrade in action, serving both as a wistful epilogue to the "Infinity Saga" and as a prologue to the chaotic new world awaiting the audience in phase four of [the MCU]. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
4/10 22% Men in Black International (2019) Compared to the original, it was a huge let-down, but the film definitely has its moments. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
100% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) It may seem far-fetched and absurd, but when you think about it, it is freakishly grounded in reality. This makes it not only the director's story, but each viewer's story as well. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
6/10 57% Aladdin (2019) Overall, it was a fun film, an OK film, but not one that leaves much of an impression. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
No Score Yet A Boy and Sungreen (2018) Director Ahn Ju-young's first feature film is not a masterpiece, yet it has a strange appeal to it. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) What can I say but "Thanks Marvel", and "Excelsior!" - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
91% Shazam! (2019) The film packs so much heart and fun with a superhero that truly feels like no other. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
100% The Spy Gone North (2018) Director Yoon Jong-bin's attempt to raise tension through words, not actions, is admirable and quite effective. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
67% Money (2019) Overall, the film is a bit formulaic and not one that gives us a ton of food for thought, but one that is fun and has interesting story and characters. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
57% Idol (2019) Overall, the movie tries to appear more poignant and thought-provoking than it really is, which is disappointing from a young director who has shown much promise. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) Despite its flaws, the film is a decent superhero flick, and has the potential to take off to new heights with more character development. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
No Score Yet A Resistance (2019) Hammering home a message hardly ever works in the film medium, and it goes from the messages being a bit on the nose to practically screaming it head-on. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
No Score Yet Svaha: The Sixth Finger (2019) While it is not a bad film, I did not think the payoff was satisfying at the end of such a heart-pumping journey. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
84% Creed II (2018) Overall, the film follows what is almost a formulaic narrative, but this is not a shortcoming in light of the poignant storytelling. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
80% The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale (2019) The only thing that is more irritating than watching a film that is a complete disaster is to watch a movie and think "coulda shoulda woulda" throughout. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
No Score Yet Hit-and-Run Squad (2019) Just how do you make a story about cops, race car drivers, and street race with super cars this boring? - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
No Score Yet Innocent Witness (2019) It has some flaws along the way, but not enough to eclipse the good parts. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
No Score Yet February (2019) A Korean indie film that shows a lot of promise, great characters jointly created by the actors and the smart director, impressive imagery, but lacking the critical "it" factor - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
No Score Yet Unfinished (2018) The villains are laughably lax in terms of security, Lee Beom-soo as Lee Young-min is no Liam Neeson in Taken and the overall action is substandard. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
No Score Yet High Society (2018) It is not a bad film, but it is also not one that really offers any new perspective. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
No Score Yet On Your Wedding Day (2018) It is a slightly cuter version of the film Architecture 101 with the nostalgia factor intact, and what makes it work is the two actors' chemistry and heart and the director's character building. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
No Score Yet Sunset in My Hometown (2018) The couple's chemistry is so good that just looking at them puts a smile on my face, not to mention the dialogue -- not trying too hard to be funny -- is charmingly hilarious. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
80% The Drug King (2018) It is a film that is at least passable. But it should have been much, much more. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
No Score Yet The Villagers (2018) Overall, The Villagers is a well-acted, passably directed action flick with heart, but not one with much of a twist or thrill. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
No Score Yet The Wrath (2019) The lines are old-fashioned, the story is one-dimensional and the effects are embarrassing. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
No Score Yet Mal-Mo-E: The Secret Mission (2019) Eom's period piece has all the elements of a great movie and marks the young director's successful transition from quality screenwriter to director. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Watching the relatively unknown second-generation Spider-Man Miles Morales is a joy, as is watching various versions of previous Peter Parkers evolve in their own story arc. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
No Score Yet Youngju (2018) [Director Cha Sung-duk] does not hammer in her own ideas about what the film is talking about and simply addresses the issue, allowing the audience to ponder what they have seen. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) It is still a joy to look at, from design and action to overflowing content of the magical world. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
75% Default (Gukgabudo-ui Nal) (2018) Overall, I see what the movie is trying to say and want to get onboard on some level. But the message is much too forced, multiple narratives are jumbled and the performances of the leads are not that strong. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
No Score Yet Intimate Strangers (2018) It is a well-acted and funny film, up until the moment when it slapped me in the face with the mother of all letdowns. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
29% Venom (2018) The action is not bad, and as rubber-stamp superhero films go, it's adequate. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
No Score Yet Feng Shui (Myung-dang) (2018) Overall, Feng Shui is not a bad film at all. But it should have been much, much more, considering the amount of talent that went into it. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
No Score Yet Dark Figure of Crime (2018) It is a rare film with strong directing and acting that tells a compelling story with heart, mixed with suspense. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
80% The Great Battle (2018) To my surprise, director Kim Kwang-sik did a clever job of masking his actors' weak points and making the most of their strengths in this action-packed flick. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
44% Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days (Singwa hamkke: Ingwa yeon) (2018) The film is one that had potential to be great but ended up just being OK, and that is not OK. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Of course, Rudd shows he is worthy of a title role as well, not only as Ant-Man but also as Scott Lang. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
85% The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion (Manyeo) (2018) Is it a good film? Not even close. Did the director misuse good actors? Definitely. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Overall, it is not groundbreaking, and does not live up to its hype, but is a fun, action-packed film that has a potential to be more depending on the sequel. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
No Score Yet The Accidental Detective 2: In Action (2018) It is a fairly standard comedy flick, one that knows not to take itself too seriously and knows its job is to put a smile on people's faces. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) [Avengers: Infinity War] is a humongous film, just like its villain, and thoroughly enjoyable. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
88% Claire's Camera (La caméra de Claire) (2018) [Director Hong Sang-soo] allows the audience to think, to see the films through their own lens and give the work a different perspective -- just as Claire can be seen forming her own impression of her new friends in Claire's Camera. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
100% Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018) The blur between fiction and reality works well, but the problem is that it has been done before, and done well, several times since The Blair Witch Project popularized it in 1999. - Korea Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019