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Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War Reviews

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April 3, 2018
gosh i loved this movie. the passion for both brothers fighting for their lives and their country jesus i watched this like 100th times and the music is also very good. even if it's 2004 the movie quality is really good. and very good characters ! i love korea
February 5, 2018
I've seen just about every American (and non-American) war movie ever made, and I must say that this movie sets the bar kind of high.
I thought this movie was WAY better than Private Ryan... Which according to my friend Melvin... who was actually in D-Day... Was really just Spielberg's homage to his father. With all of it's CGI mistakes, and the characters talking out load while they're moving up the axis of advance by themselves?... Please.
I watched SPR with a WW II veteran... He wasn't impressed. He told me things about D-Day that you'll never see in any movie. Gruesome things.

Tae Guk Gi

The characters and story are well developed.
The acting is great.
Special effects are good.
Moral to the story = present
The action sequences look real.
Downside = Subtitles
½ March 4, 2017
In the vein of epicness, its a powerful and emotional journey through the divded korea-n-war. Two brothers are swept from innocense to hard-boiled blood. Yet, its grandour broadness, it somehow dont capture my total consentration.
September 25, 2016
There is no denying, this film is cheesy and does get a bit unrealistic at times but, the story and especially the war scenes are very impressive. I can't imagine how difficult it would have been to make this film. One of the best war films I've seen.
September 20, 2016
Taeguki draws you into a very beautiful narrative of two brothers who were drafted into war and now struggle not just to fight at war, but fight to stay true to their blood bond in a time when blood is shed abundantly. Although quite lengthy (2 1/2 hours), I thought the film had an intriguing plot, and of course, a riveting ending that'll make you shed manly tears. A definite must-watch. 2nd to Saving Private Ryan in terms of production, but first of its kind to get me bawling at a war movie.
March 7, 2016
Phenomenal movie. Korea's 'Saving Private Ryan'.
½ December 2, 2015
Watched this on 2/12/15
With extremely well shot devastating battle scenes that are even better than that of Saving Private Ryan and with battle scenes so clear (even in night) that it shames many of the poorly shot unnecessarily shaky films of Hollywood, Brotherhood of War presents an unforgettable war experience. It's antiwar themes are noticeable and it has an emotional story with some magnificent acting from the lead actors.
Super Reviewer
October 15, 2015
Yet another incredible film from Korea.
August 19, 2015
This is a must-see film. Excellent story and top-notch acting. Tae-Guk-Gi has joined The Human Condition as the best war films I have ever seen. Sorry Hollywood...
½ June 8, 2015
Ala se tamane ovi Koreanci bajo moj
Super Reviewer
February 8, 2015
Definitely one of the best war films I have ever seen and it puts some of Hollywood's efforts to shame. Harrowing, often brutal but with a deep undercurrent of human love for family during times of war. This has to be seen.
January 24, 2015
This is one of all times best war movies, with intense action to match even Saving Private Ryan. The story is great, showing the war by two types of soldiers. One is the daring, courages killer who will do anything to have his little brother sent home. The other is the little brother, who is not cut out to fight in battle. The movie reminds me a lot of Saving Private Ryan, my favorite war movie, and therefore it's an easy like for me. The acting is great, the battle scenes are very intense, plot is new, and the ending is very good. It is also one if the few movies that integrates a love story well with all the war. It's a little over heroic at times, and the soldiers are a little overly accurate shooters, but it's never boring and it keeps you engaged the entire time. There is no doubt that Korea has made some outstanding war movies. Number seven on my top 15 war movie list.
½ November 21, 2014
This is a powerful anti-war film that puts you right into the madness and destruction of human beings forced into uniforms and forced into hatred for those in opposing uniforms.
This, I argue, and movies like this are better than the very well done Saving Private Ryan because it doesn't take sides. It's a story about what is ultimately mass murder under the cloak of the name "war."
½ November 17, 2014
I have probably said this about a couple of movies before but without a doubt this is the best movie to show how sickening war is, this is the best war movie for non-action junkies. though executed quite dreadfully, performance was poor apart from Jang's and the atmosphere provided by music will fail to get it sucked into it as intended. It's still a must watch for the that terrible story (In a good way).
November 11, 2014
a great family drama set in backdrop of the korean civil war of 1950 which forever split the country! at the heart of this film are two brothers forced to fight a war they have no experience for! the Battles are gritty and realistic, in the same style of saving private ryan! the two brothers are brilliantly portrayed by there actors! Through the atrocities they witness the brothers bonds are put to the ultimate test! an absolutely heart wrenching story! loved it!! if you dont mind subtitles or sitting through a two hour plus film! this is foreign cinema at its finest!!
October 17, 2014
Great movie; one of the best war films I've ever seen. Bin Won and Dong-gun Jang were fantastic.
½ September 29, 2014
Now we know we have a lot of expectations from Korean war epics. And this one just defines it. The Brotherhood of War has an A + presentation of a war epic just from it's breathtaking cinematography to the brilliant performances from Korea's finest. Though I have some problems watching it. There are a lot of rushed up scenes to fit up the whole story line from its beginnings to its climax. And overuse of fast paced camera shots which those sequences could be memorable but then its more of a waste. But then it end in a pretty dramatic fashion. It is there though it could have been better.
June 17, 2014
Really love this movie especially the music.
May 7, 2014
A very good movie that tells the drama of the Korean War (1950-1953).
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