Yeui-eomneun geotdeul (No Mercy for the Rude) (2006)





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Hip black comedy is punctuated by brutal violence in South Korean writer director Chulhee Park's tale of a speech-impeded hit man who only targets outwardly-respectable hypocrites. Killa (Shin Hakyun) is a sharp-shooting triggerman who has taken to killing as a means to finance the operation that will allow him to speak clearly. One night, while enjoying a meal at his favorite local eatery, Killa makes the acquaintance of pretty bar girl She (Yoon Jihye). Later, as Killa and She enter into a playful romance while Killa furtively teams with rug-cutting fellow assassin Ballet (Kim Minjun) to take out a number of high-profile targets, the stammering gunman finds his luck taking an unanticipated turn for the worse. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Comedy , Mystery & Suspense
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Audience Reviews for Yeui-eomneun geotdeul (No Mercy for the Rude)


only chose this on a quiet tired night because it was labelled action-comedy. Boy were we taken aback by the gore and dark undertones of the world of gangsters & assassins. The childhood subplot was nice and ultimately predictable, as was the ending -- I only wished that they didn't shed so much blood in the process, but that's my own fault for picking this up. For touching assassin stories, I'd stick with Leon (& stay far away from this and the likes of Kill Bill).

Aaron Chuah
Aaron Chuah

There are plenty of movies covering the lives of hitmen. There's even a few dealing with hitmen as social misfits and at least one with a mute hitman. It's to No Mercy for the Rude's credit that it manages to pull of an enjoyable and very funny tragic comedy. The relationships are all handled very well and each one is very different. From the old love, to the younger brother and best friend characters. They may not be original, but they are used to full effect here. The longing to be a matador and write poetry are also believable enough character quirks to create and easily accessible doorway into a character that may have been distant. The violence is tackled with style but never glorifies it. It certainly has that Korean edge that works so well.

Luke Baldock
Luke Baldock

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liked Old Boy? or the Vengeance series for that matter? Same quirky style with a very likable, mute main character. Narration reminds me of Old boy fo sho.

Chuck Chuenpreecha
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