JSA: Joint Security Area (Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA) Reviews

April 6, 2019
Park Chan-wook presents the general atmosphere and the depiction of the conditions in one of the most unstable areas in the world with realism, but without failing to entertain in equal proportion, particularly through some comedic moments
September 25, 2007
Park tries to make us believe that the men soldiers on both sides would have no trouble bonding if ideologies and uniforms didn't get in the way of things.
January 9, 2007
May 7, 2006
Alm do impecvel senso esttico de Park e de seu imenso talento para a narrativa, o filme traz uma bela mensagem humanitria e anti-blica.
October 10, 2005
July 16, 2005
It's another triumph from one of the world's best new filmmakers, and it is not to be missed.
June 25, 2005
June 16, 2005
Suspenseful and psychologically rich.
June 15, 2005
A beguiling mix of the generic and the unfamiliar, and it ends on a shot that's nothing short of heartbreaking.
June 15, 2005
I can't be as enthusiastic.
June 15, 2005
Park Chan-Wook's Joint Security Area is a fairly straightforward whodunit with a pointedly political theme and an unapologetically humanist message.
June 14, 2005
Park's film reveals its double agency by swinging between emotion-charged flashbacks of weepie male bonding and the investigative longueurs of the icy, half-Korean, half-Swedish female officer in charge of mopping up the brotherly bloodbath.
March 11, 2003
An intelligent murder mystery set at the only meeting point between North and South Korea, whose tragic solution reveals the war zone's tension between hate and humanity.