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Undoing (2006)

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A man learns being an avenger for good is tougher than it looks in this independent thriller from filmmaker Chris Chan Lee. After his best friend, Joon (Leonardo Nam), a small-time dope dealer, is murdered during a shakedown by gangsters, Sam Kim (Sung Kang) leaves the United States and spends a year in Singapore, trying to sort out his emotions. Eventually Sam decides to return to America with two goals in mind -- bring down the thugs who killed his friend, and patch things up with Vera (Kelly Hu), his estranged girlfriend. With the help of underworld kingpin Don Osa (Tom Bower), Sam sets out to get justice for Joon and make up for the pain caused to his friends and associates by his absence. However, Sam doesn't know as much as he imagines about life on the wrong side of the law, and as he deals with career criminals, corrupt police officers, and the drug trade, he is thrust into greater danger than he ever imagined. Undoing was screened in competition at the 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival.

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Cast

Mary Mara
as Kasawa
Tom Bower
as Don Osa
Sung Kang
as Samuel Kim
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Critic Reviews for Undoing

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (6)

It's arty, murkily plotted and derivative of too many other movies.

January 25, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Los Angeles neo-noir meets multiformat video grit with varying degrees of success.

January 24, 2008 | Full Review…

Undoing, by the writer and director Chris Chan Lee, buries a potentially haunting pulp thriller beneath flashy tics.

December 5, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/5

[Director Chris Chan] Lee tries to innovate, but he relies on so many tricks -- woozy overexposures, rapid-fire slideshows -- that his movie looks like the product of a teenager playing with the camera on his new MacBook.

December 4, 2007 | Full Review…

The film is too short because the characters just aren't sufficiently developed, but even at a scant 90 minutes, it feels way too long.

November 30, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

[Director] Lee evokes the character of his varied Los Angeles environments, even if the human element feels as if it's been done -- and undone -- before.

November 24, 2007 | Full Review…

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