Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War Reviews

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December 9, 2004
Later scenes in Brotherhood make mad, passionate love with being cliched.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 12, 2004
At times the performances seem more akin to the histrionics of old silent movies, when emotions had to be seen because they couldn't be heard.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 3, 2004
Many movies lose their way coming out of the second act, but few plunge from stirring to stupid as quickly or as fully.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
September 2, 2004
Redolent of Saving Private Ryan and We Were Warriors, but almost entirely devoted to combat violence and sentimental interludes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 23, 2004
Kang remains a superb technician, but somewhere the movie forgot to pack any genuine emotion along with its ordnance and K rations.
August 31, 2004
In the rare moments when a rifle, grenade, howitzer, bayonet, dagger, fist, land mine, or flamethrower isn't being deployed, the film pushes its melodramatic plotline with soap operatic shamelessness.
September 3, 2004
I don't think I'll be the last Westerner who found it hard to sit through two hours and 20 minutes worth of melodramatic plotting, hysterical acting and brutally graphic combat sequences that are all shot in the same herky-jerky, dirt-sprayed, irritating
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 7, 2004
Shot on a lavish scale, the film unfortunately suffers from maudlin plotting and severe overacting.
November 18, 2004
Tae Guk Gi is The Deer Hunter and Saving Private Ryan for South Korea's burgeoning cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 1, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 10, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 3, 2004
A tough and honest film.
February 17, 2005
Tae Guk Gi joins the ranks of classic war epics, besting many of the Hollywood movies it aims to emulate.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 3, 2004
There's nothing subtle in the symbolism of this operatic melodrama, in which emotion overcomes reason... (but) that runaway passion is also what drives the film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 6, 2005
It's powerfully moving and thoroughly involving, although rather over-constructed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 3, 2004
Alternately brutal and schlocky, and occasionally both at the same time.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
September 4, 2004
Fearless extremity...Brotherhood finally coalesces into an inescapable metaphor illustrating the madness of civil war.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 4, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 9, 2004
Thanks to its excess, and even at 140 minutes, Tae Guk Gi always entertains, just like Pearl Harbor and the rest of the best of Hollywood's dumb war movies.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 5, 2004
For fans of New Korean Cinema with strong stomachs for violence and melodrama, there's a lot to love.
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