Running Turtle (Geobugi dallinda) Reviews

  • Jesse O Super Reviewer
    Mar 31, 2013

    This film wasn't bad but it wasn't good either. This is best describe as a decent film that you'll quickly forget about it as it provides nothing even remotely memorable. It is never bad at any point but you feel apathetic about it all after it's over. I just found the film to be lacking in something that would've taken it to the next level. I don't think the villain is really developed that well, he's just a dick for no reason whatsoever. The acting is solid, the acting is hardly ever the problem in South Korean flicks. The problem is that the writing, while having a decent idea of this man trying to do right by his family, just doesn't have the punch it probably should've had. Then again I prefer this to the typical melodrama found in South Korean comedies. Still, the story could've been better or at least more entertaining, since the film really wasn't that fun to watch. Comedies can get away with not being funny if they're at least entertaining to watch. It IS possible to do. Anyway, a decent but not particularly memorable Korean "comedy".

    This film wasn't bad but it wasn't good either. This is best describe as a decent film that you'll quickly forget about it as it provides nothing even remotely memorable. It is never bad at any point but you feel apathetic about it all after it's over. I just found the film to be lacking in something that would've taken it to the next level. I don't think the villain is really developed that well, he's just a dick for no reason whatsoever. The acting is solid, the acting is hardly ever the problem in South Korean flicks. The problem is that the writing, while having a decent idea of this man trying to do right by his family, just doesn't have the punch it probably should've had. Then again I prefer this to the typical melodrama found in South Korean comedies. Still, the story could've been better or at least more entertaining, since the film really wasn't that fun to watch. Comedies can get away with not being funny if they're at least entertaining to watch. It IS possible to do. Anyway, a decent but not particularly memorable Korean "comedy".

  • Oct 23, 2012

    This can be called The Chaser part 2, but the chasing pace is like a turtle @_____@

    This can be called The Chaser part 2, but the chasing pace is like a turtle @_____@

  • Aug 13, 2012

    persistent mediocrity .. at its best--we done this trick before!!

    persistent mediocrity .. at its best--we done this trick before!!

  • Mar 05, 2012

    Starting slow, pick up later becoming a don't-mess-with-the-losers chase thriller with human faced cops and not so unreasonable criminals. Humourous without strainìng too much into comedy: feels natural.

    Starting slow, pick up later becoming a don't-mess-with-the-losers chase thriller with human faced cops and not so unreasonable criminals. Humourous without strainìng too much into comedy: feels natural.

  • Dec 16, 2010

    a chaser c. baromi jo korai akciokrimithriller uldozoje ismet uldoz, csak itt most sokkal szanalmasabban es viccesebben de azert nem kifejezetten vigjatekba illoen. szorakoztato, izgalmas, jo

    a chaser c. baromi jo korai akciokrimithriller uldozoje ismet uldoz, csak itt most sokkal szanalmasabban es viccesebben de azert nem kifejezetten vigjatekba illoen. szorakoztato, izgalmas, jo

  • Nov 02, 2010

    I love korean films. \0/

    I love korean films. \0/

  • JY S Super Reviewer
    Aug 16, 2010

    Crime thriller <i>Running Turtle</i>, from Yeon-woo Lee, is a decent motion picture out of Korea.<p>Sporting a 1 hour 50+ minute run time, this film spends a lot of time setting up the story and characters before it actually picks up. It moves by at a moderate pace, but when it comes down to it, there is nothing striking about it. The antagonist lacks real treachery, so for most of the picture the hero is one to cheer for out of pity, and not because of a detestable villain. This isn't all bad because there is a lot of depth for the hero, Pil-seong.</p><p>There isn't anything memorable about the action. The story behind the villain is that he is skilled in martial arts; however, none of the action segments thrive on this, as most come across as typical brawls.</p><p>In this rural setting, Kim Yoon-seok does an excellent job as Pil-seong. Jeong Kyeong-ho is an acceptable criminal and the rest of the supporting cast put up convincing enough performances.</p><p><i>Running Turtle</i> is nowhere near horrendous, but it isn't a high recommendation; still, it fits in line with other Korean crime thrillers.</p>

    Crime thriller <i>Running Turtle</i>, from Yeon-woo Lee, is a decent motion picture out of Korea.<p>Sporting a 1 hour 50+ minute run time, this film spends a lot of time setting up the story and characters before it actually picks up. It moves by at a moderate pace, but when it comes down to it, there is nothing striking about it. The antagonist lacks real treachery, so for most of the picture the hero is one to cheer for out of pity, and not because of a detestable villain. This isn't all bad because there is a lot of depth for the hero, Pil-seong.</p><p>There isn't anything memorable about the action. The story behind the villain is that he is skilled in martial arts; however, none of the action segments thrive on this, as most come across as typical brawls.</p><p>In this rural setting, Kim Yoon-seok does an excellent job as Pil-seong. Jeong Kyeong-ho is an acceptable criminal and the rest of the supporting cast put up convincing enough performances.</p><p><i>Running Turtle</i> is nowhere near horrendous, but it isn't a high recommendation; still, it fits in line with other Korean crime thrillers.</p>