Eye For an Eye (Noon-e-neun noon I-e-neun i) Reviews

  • Jan 04, 2010

    Psilopaparia einai me kapoia skinothetika kala stoixeia

    Psilopaparia einai me kapoia skinothetika kala stoixeia

  • Jun 04, 2009

    A crime thriller. Would have been great if they continued the same formula at the beginning. Somewhere in the middle, it lost the intelligence and twists. Somewhat similar to Ocean's trilogy but less finesse.

    A crime thriller. Would have been great if they continued the same formula at the beginning. Somewhere in the middle, it lost the intelligence and twists. Somewhat similar to Ocean's trilogy but less finesse.

  • May 06, 2009

    Ps a mi si me gusta esta peli!!!! será por que me encantan las peliculas orientales? ps no se jajajajaja

    Ps a mi si me gusta esta peli!!!! será por que me encantan las peliculas orientales? ps no se jajajajaja

  • Apr 24, 2009

    One of the slickest Korean action/thrillers in recent years, unlike several other unfortunate examples, this also managed to be a box office hit. Combines the best parts of the "Ocean's" trilogy with Hong Kong's cat-and-mouse "Infernal Affairs" to produce Korea's equivalent of Michael Mann's "Heat". De Niro and Pacino obviously helped to make the latter a cult classic, the effectiveness here however wouldn't have worked without a sharp/witty script and more importantly two charismatic leads to assume similar mantles. Cha Seung-Won and Han Seok-Gyu play the incumbents, both characters multi-layered enough to have their respective inner conflicts come to the surface. Han who was a massive star in the 90s returns to mainstream films after a several year hiatus. Although his return received a mixed reception in the media, this manifests that he is still one of the best Korean male leads in the business, whether he's playing a tough cop or ruthless gangster. The interrogation scene of the transvestite is pure cinematic gold.

    One of the slickest Korean action/thrillers in recent years, unlike several other unfortunate examples, this also managed to be a box office hit. Combines the best parts of the "Ocean's" trilogy with Hong Kong's cat-and-mouse "Infernal Affairs" to produce Korea's equivalent of Michael Mann's "Heat". De Niro and Pacino obviously helped to make the latter a cult classic, the effectiveness here however wouldn't have worked without a sharp/witty script and more importantly two charismatic leads to assume similar mantles. Cha Seung-Won and Han Seok-Gyu play the incumbents, both characters multi-layered enough to have their respective inner conflicts come to the surface. Han who was a massive star in the 90s returns to mainstream films after a several year hiatus. Although his return received a mixed reception in the media, this manifests that he is still one of the best Korean male leads in the business, whether he's playing a tough cop or ruthless gangster. The interrogation scene of the transvestite is pure cinematic gold.

  • Oct 31, 2008

    <a href="http://www.msplinks.com/MDFodHRwOi8vdGlueXBpYy5jb20=" target="_blank"><img src="http://i35.tinypic.com/smyved.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic" /></a><br /> <b>Steven Gerrard is a gun</b>

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  • Oct 22, 2008

    A cat and mouse thriller from Korea trying to join the ranks of recent successes such as Infernal Affairs mostly succeeds. Han Suk Kyu plays Baek, a detective ready to get away from the force when suddenly Ahn (Cha Seung Won) begins to put a master plan in motion to pull one over on the force and steal a bunch of gold. What follows is tons of police drama with car chases and clever tricks to fool those darn police agents always getting in the way. Great action and acting for those craving more of the police crime action/drama genre.

    A cat and mouse thriller from Korea trying to join the ranks of recent successes such as Infernal Affairs mostly succeeds. Han Suk Kyu plays Baek, a detective ready to get away from the force when suddenly Ahn (Cha Seung Won) begins to put a master plan in motion to pull one over on the force and steal a bunch of gold. What follows is tons of police drama with car chases and clever tricks to fool those darn police agents always getting in the way. Great action and acting for those craving more of the police crime action/drama genre.

  • JY S Super Reviewer
    Oct 22, 2008

    Straight up, <i>Eye for an Eye</i> is Korea's answer to <i>Heat</i>. Before viewing this, a friend of mine described this to me as a cross between Soderbergh's <i>Ocean's</i> films and Michael Mann's <i>Heat</i>. If I may say so, that is pretty darn accurate.<p>When it comes down to it, the story involves cops chasing bad guys. The first 3rd of this 90 minute picture is all about the <i>Ocean's Eleven</i> type of heists as the criminals outwit the cops. This comes complete with upbeat jazzy music and playful screen divisions and transitions. The film then turns to detective work, which involves a cocky police captain that has his own tricks up his sleeve to outwit the criminals.</p><p>While the story is no doubt interesting, it is some other things that hurt this picture. The editing, especially in the latter stages, makes the film seem jumpy at times. The character development is also only successful for the two main characters, while everybody else, on both sides, get lost in the shuffle.</p>The action is a little weak as well. There isn't a whole lot and there is nothing special about any of it.</p><p>Suk-kyu Han and Seung-won Cha are fantastic in this picture and they are the 2 leads. The supporting cast is OK, but they are forgettable as I previously mentioned.</p><p>Sure, <i>Eye for an Eye</i> has its flaws and lack of originality, with the <i>Ocean's Eleven</i> and <i>Heat</i> comparisons and all, but this is far from a bad movie. Fans of Korean crime films will enjoy this.

    Straight up, <i>Eye for an Eye</i> is Korea's answer to <i>Heat</i>. Before viewing this, a friend of mine described this to me as a cross between Soderbergh's <i>Ocean's</i> films and Michael Mann's <i>Heat</i>. If I may say so, that is pretty darn accurate.<p>When it comes down to it, the story involves cops chasing bad guys. The first 3rd of this 90 minute picture is all about the <i>Ocean's Eleven</i> type of heists as the criminals outwit the cops. This comes complete with upbeat jazzy music and playful screen divisions and transitions. The film then turns to detective work, which involves a cocky police captain that has his own tricks up his sleeve to outwit the criminals.</p><p>While the story is no doubt interesting, it is some other things that hurt this picture. The editing, especially in the latter stages, makes the film seem jumpy at times. The character development is also only successful for the two main characters, while everybody else, on both sides, get lost in the shuffle.</p>The action is a little weak as well. There isn't a whole lot and there is nothing special about any of it.</p><p>Suk-kyu Han and Seung-won Cha are fantastic in this picture and they are the 2 leads. The supporting cast is OK, but they are forgettable as I previously mentioned.</p><p>Sure, <i>Eye for an Eye</i> has its flaws and lack of originality, with the <i>Ocean's Eleven</i> and <i>Heat</i> comparisons and all, but this is far from a bad movie. Fans of Korean crime films will enjoy this.