Reviews

Nov 15, 2017
The acclaim is justified.
Dec 30, 2006
Dec 6, 2005
Dec 6, 2005
Aug 10, 2005
Apr 21, 2003
Mar 10, 2003
Starts as an intense political and psychological thriller but is sabotaged by ticking time bombs and other Hollywood-action cliches.
Dec 8, 2002
Thoroughly awful.
Dec 8, 2002
Nov 7, 2002
Polished Korean political-action film is just as good -- and bad -- as Hollywood action epics. Is this progress?
Jun 14, 2002
Features explosive effects and flashy action best viewed on a large screen.
Apr 23, 2002
Nothing more than a run-of-the-mill action flick.
Mar 21, 2002
Compelling, kinetic, fast and furious.
Mar 19, 2002
Little more than an assemblage of cliches drawn from Hollywood and Hong Kong that, in the end, is almost risible.
Mar 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.
Feb 24, 2002
Proves mainly that South Korean filmmakers can make undemanding action movies with all the alacrity of their Hollywood counterparts.
Feb 16, 2002
Suffers from all the excesses of the genre.
Feb 16, 2002
There's a neat twist, subtly rendered, that could have wrapped things up at 80 minutes, but Kang tacks on three or four more endings.
Feb 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.
Feb 11, 2002
Ends up offering nothing more than the latest Schwarzenegger or Stallone flick would.