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Shiri Reviews

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December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 10, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 21, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2002
Polished Korean political-action film is just as good -- and bad -- as Hollywood action epics. Is this progress?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 14, 2002
Features explosive effects and flashy action best viewed on a large screen.
Read More | Original Score: B-
March 21, 2002
Compelling, kinetic, fast and furious.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 14, 2002
It's a post-Cold War action yarn with a nose for Hong Kong-style melodrama, and a loopy cop drama with undeniable entertainment value.
Read More | Original Score: B-
February 24, 2002
Proves mainly that South Korean filmmakers can make undemanding action movies with all the alacrity of their Hollywood counterparts.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 15, 2002
An action film that delivers on the promise of excitement, but it also has a strong dramatic and emotional pull that gradually sneaks up on the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 8, 2002
A huge box-office hit in Korea, Shiri is a must for genre fans.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 8, 2002
An action/thriller of the finest kind, evoking memories of Day of the Jackal, The French Connection, and Heat.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 8, 2002
Though Shiri's eruptions of violence, mayhem and gunplay are every bit as kinetic and dazzling as anything generated in Hong Kong or Hollywood, the film's primary focus is always on its characters.
February 7, 2002
The film actually gets to tackle some larger questions than one normally finds in the average fireball drama.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 7, 2002
Like many Western action films, this thriller is too loud and thoroughly overbearing, but its heartfelt concern about North Korea's recent past and South Korea's future adds a much needed moral weight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 7, 2002
For all the realpolitik underpinnings, this is less John le Carre than a tech noir "Die Hard" in downtown Seoul.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 7, 2002
There is a fine psychological thriller about divided loyalties and ambiguous identities buried with all the rubble and the maimed bodies, and Mr. Han and Ms. Kim play their slightly absurd roles with brisk sincerity
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 7, 2002
A beautifully tooled action thriller about love and terrorism in Korea.
February 7, 2002
A superior political thriller in which jolting action strikes a balance with serious reflection and genuine emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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