Asura: The City of Madness

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A shady cop becomes caught between internal affairs and the city's corrupt mayor.

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Jung-Min Hwang
Sung-su Kim
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Sung-su Kim
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  • As the suspense slackens and blood starts spilling nearly to the point of self-parody, it almost seems designed as a test of mettle - for both the filmmakers and the audience.

    October 13, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Winningly over-the-top Korean gangster drama Asura: The City of Madness is what you'd get if you combined The Wire with a really good soap opera.

    October 12, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Splattered with Korean aesthetics of troglodytic violence and blighted by irredeemable characters, Kim Sung-soo's Asura: The City of Madness is a stygian crime thriller that casts a jaundiced eye at South Korean regional politics.

    October 10, 2016 | Full Review…
  • There are a number of impressive action set pieces to be had here, including one of the more hellacious car chases to hit the screen in a while.

    October 7, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Great performances, a sharp script and thrilling violence make the film a triumph for Kim Sung-soo, and a must-see for genre fans, even those who think they've had their fill

    October 25, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • an utterly bleak and unapologetically violent combination of action spectacle, morality play, mythic tragedy and national parable, as the terminal trajectory of Korea's brutal hierarchies and power structures are laid brutally bare, with no way out.

    October 8, 2017 | Full Review…

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