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My Way (2011)

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Two rival marathon runners find their dreams of competing in the Tokyo Olympics fading after World War II breaks out, and they are forced to serve their country. Jun-shik works on a Korean farm owned by Tatsuo's grandfather. An aspiring Olympian, Jun-shik dreams of the day he will win the Tokyo Olympics. But Tatsu, too, aspires to be an Olympic marathon runner, and he's determined that no man will beat him. When the bombs start to fall and both men are drafted into service, Tatsuo becomes the leader of Jun-shik's unit and hatches an ambitious plan to get the upper hand over their enemies. Unfortunately his plot fails, and both men are taken prisoner by the Soviets. Subsequently escaping but torn apart by fate, Tatsuo and Jun-shik later cross paths on the beaches of Normandy, just as the Allies prepare to execute Operation Overlord. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Cast

Dong-gun Jang
as Jun-shik Kim
Joe Odagiri
as Tatsuo Hasegawa
In-kwon Kim
as Lee Jong-dae

Critic Reviews for My Way

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (11)

Kang Je-kyu's big-budgeted WWII melodrama offers up a kitschy, overtly violent tale about two rival marathon runners caught in a continent-hopping battle of blood, guts and bad dialogue.

Full Review… | March 13, 2015
Hollywood Reporter
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[Director Kang Je-kyu] engineers one long pummel session of elaborate CGI effects, shaky battle cinematography and trial-by-fire heroics, but the nonstop adversity lacks any real sense of danger. Or, for that matter, emotional punch.

Full Review… | March 13, 2015
Los Angeles Times
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This is big-boned, epic filmmaking of a variety Cecil B. DeMille or D.W. Griffith would appreciate.

Full Review… | March 13, 2015
Dallas Morning News
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The paeans about national pride and brotherhood may be regional, but constant slow-motion battle scenes and squishy sentimentality are strictly wanna-be Tinseltown.

Full Review… | March 13, 2015
Time Out
Top Critic

Just don't expect much in the plot department.

Full Review… | January 22, 2013
New York Post
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They should have spent more on the screenplay.

Full Review… | May 4, 2012
Arizona Republic
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Audience Reviews for My Way

An epic film that is compelling, but thinks far too much of itself! It feels like the filmmakers thought they were making a much more important film than they were. I loved how well orchestrated and shot the action sequences were, but the violence was jarring to the point of headache-inducing. There wasn't much weight to any of the performances either really. The strong points of the film were really just the cinematography, and the production design.

Brandon Schmidt
Brandon Schmidt

Although very lengthy and extremely graphic, My way will keep you fully engaged and emotionally attached for the duration of the film. A very interesting perspective of World War 2 and an incredible story that brings tears to the eyes and teaches the significance of true brotherhood. Esthetically pleasing and gut wrenching at times, you'll wish My Way could be even longer.

luke davis
luke davis

A moving tale of a fateful bond tying two enemies/friends, even if it doesn't exactly match the true story it is based on.

Corey Soreff
Corey Soreff

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