R-Point

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A mysterious radio signal prompts a troop of South Korean soldiers to set out in search of a missing patrol unit, only to find that the horrors of war aren't limited to the human realm in director Su-Chang Kong's tale of supernatural terror on the battlefield. As the Vietnam War rages, a South Korean army base begins receiving radio contact from a patrol unit that has been missing in action for nearly six months. With resources dwindling and the battle taking its toll on the fatigued troops, the determined but shell-shocked commanding officer leads his unit on a brave rescue mission to the source of the signal - a war-torn parcel of land known only as R-point that is seemingly devoid of human presence. But there is a presence there, and when it finally makes itself known to the weary soldiers, the one-time rescue mission quickly becomes a harrowing struggle for survival against a force more deadly than any war. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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  • Jul 13, 2011
    Pretty good horror movie. It relies on atmosphere, which is good. The problem is that the majority of the movie is really quite boring to sit through and it's only in the last act of the movie where things really pick up. Cut 15 minutes from this movie, which you could have done quite easily too, and the movie wouldn't have been as boring to sit through as it was. Thing is, the atmosphere is good but, visually, the movie doesn't really do anything to enhance that atmosphere and it doesn't come on as strong as it, probably, should've. That's about it really, it's a slow movie until the last act which, just barely, makes the movie good.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Apr 03, 2010
    A well made genre pic, no twists, no pointless gore, no big "boo!" loud noises or other stupid bullshit gimmicks. Just a straigh and well paced narrative, acceptable performances and a wise use of the camera. The movie takes it's time to build the suspense, the tension. Most of the characters are interchangable, and the script is full of familiar places, but the movie is made well enough to make you forget that. This is what asian horror has been known to do best, when they are at their best. No noisy quick cuts to "scare" the audience, just a sense of desperation that slowly builds up and catches you off-guard. Atmosphere done right in other words, a movie that actually thinks of it's audience as grown adults and not hyperactive ADHD teens that can't keep their attention on anything for more than 3 seconds. This is no masterpiece, but it doesn't have to be. Considering how rare is these days to find well made genre movies, when hollywood's idea of "fun at the cinema" is just filling everything with CGI, this type of movie is more than welcome.
    Tsubaki S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 08, 2009
    This is one of the several films that take a smart and original idea, and end up wasting it. I will not deny the cleverness involved in the concept of comparing paranoia with the senselessness of Vietnam; however, the overall pace lacks credibility and the film does not even have the necessary number of interesting moments it should have had throughout. Make the cinematography an exception. 54/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 30, 2009
    the koreans have done it again! first half is beautiful cinematography with an eerie sense to it and the second half is mental breakdown time. who is an enemy? who is not? what is the enemy? you have to see it. there's no point explaining it. it's claustrophobic! it's hell! it's south korean film making at its best. accept no less!
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer

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