A Hard Day Reviews

July 23, 2015
Director Kim turns the screw relentlessly, working old-school devices like ringing phones to excellent effect while tossing in some inspired fight and chase scenes.
July 23, 2015
It's hard to feel sympathy for such a miserable miscreant. Impossible, in fact.
July 23, 2015
You'll be glad that "A Hard Day" isn't happening to you, but you won't regret observing it all from a safe distance.
July 19, 2015
When was the last time you saw a modern thriller with so much narrative and visual wit that you were simultaneously laughing and crying out in fear - the kind the Coen brothers often make and Spielberg when he's in a Hitchcockian mood?
July 17, 2015
At its best, "A Hard Day" has a breakneck pace that allows one to easily dismiss the more ridiculous, downright nonsensical aspects of its plot. Only occasionally will the eyes roll. For the most part, it works.
July 17, 2015
A kinetically visceral, enjoyable nasty joy ride, "A Hard Day" is pretty much as advertised.
July 15, 2015
A South Korean police thriller that finds helmer-scribe Kim Seong-hung handling a taut yet elaborately plotted narrative with poise, control and near-faultless technical execution.
July 15, 2015
Kim Seong-hun's A Hard Day offers a masterclass in throat-squeezing, stomach-knotting suspense.
July 14, 2015
In a very frenetic two hours, Kim demonstrates every conceivable way in which one grown man can injure another.