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A frantic and taut Korean serial killer thriller. One classy, if bloody and messy, gut wrencher of a movie. Read critic reviews

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A cop investigates the disappearance of several call girls he pimps out.

Cast & Crew

Kim Yunseok
Joong-ho Eom
Jung-woo Ha
Young-min Jee
Jeong In-gi
Detective Lee
Hyo-ju Park
Detective Oh
Ha Seong-gwang
Detective Park
Won-Chan Hong
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Lee Minbok
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Critic Reviews for The Chaser

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  • Sep 14, 2012
    The Koreans continue to amaze me. I had seen the Bollywood rip-off of this (Murder 2) and loved it. Which also means I already knew the story. Still it could thrill, shock, disturb and uplift me. Relentless script, moving performances, and unflinching direction. And then there are scenes which are too light and too goofy for a serial killer thriller. But you know what, it works fantastically. A brilliant piece of cinema.
    Anoop K Super Reviewer
  • Jul 04, 2012
    I just stumbled upon this by accident after frantically searching for a worthwhile thriller, and boy is this a thrill ride..tense and darkly comic at the same time, it steamrolls into gut wrenching final 15 minutes. Needless to say, the performances are first rate, not one character disappoints, its eerily natural. The best thing about the film, its never shies away from trumping your expectations, again and again. Brilliant.
    Sundeep B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 25, 2012
    Well.....That was a molotov cocktail of a noir film. Truly blew me away with its absurd plot and dark characters. You really can't find something this special in american cinema. Its a film that can grabs you at first frame and never lets go.
    paul o Super Reviewer
  • May 07, 2012
    A bloody and rampant thriller that also grasped the themes of politics and--if not--the system of the Korean law-enforcement. The Chaser was honest and (as I've noticed in ever Korean film) pure, clean and detailedly shot and if its aesthetics hadn't grabbed you yet, then the unforgiving story will. It's slow in a great thrilling sense, that dropped the bomb with grace and horrid surprise. If you're a fan of crime thriller, you'll definitely love this.
    August S Super Reviewer

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