The Admiral: Roaring Currents

2014

The Admiral: Roaring Currents

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The story of Korean history's most astonishing military victory by its greatly revered strategist, Admiral Yi Sunshin, who lures over 300 Japanese ships into a deadly trap where they meet their fate against only 13 battle ships. (c) CJ Entertainment

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Critic Reviews for The Admiral: Roaring Currents

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (1)

  • The sea battles are absolutely epic, more realistic and thrilling than John Woo's 2008 "Red Cliff" or even Peter Weir's 2003 "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World."

    August 15, 2014 | Full Review…
  • The film is already a hit in South Korea, but it lacks the character interest that might make it connect elsewhere.

    August 14, 2014 | Full Review…
  • The Admiral: Roaring Currents is a fine example of those qualities in battle, and an excellent view of one of the great naval battles in history that people from every nation can learn from.

    February 6, 2020 | Full Review…
  • While The Admiral: Roaring Currents has the obvious trappings of a patriotic story about Korea's darkest hour, director Kim Han-min wisely decides to instead focus on fear.

    December 22, 2019 | Full Review…
  • There's a commanding sense of scale and heft on screen; one achieved without sacrificing coherency or personal stakes.

    July 30, 2015 | Full Review…
  • A huge box-office success overseas, this epic-in-every-way impresses through its sheer mass and volume.

    August 18, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Admiral: Roaring Currents

  • Apr 26, 2015
    The Admiral: Roaring Currents rides the tide with Han-min Kim's direction. Sailing in at a solid 2 hours, it is a lengthy ride thanks to its slower pace, but the story does do an even split, with an hour of build up and an hour of naval carnage. While the set up is necessary the character interest isn't that great, leaving the first half a little bland and a bit dramatic. The naval battles have some entertainment value in them. Employed by some CG, which is not bad, the events on the Myeongnyang Strait goes back and forth with intriguing action elements. Min-sik Choi leads like he knows how to do. Seung-ryong Ryu has a devilish persona to him. The rest of the cast falls into battle formation. The Admiral: Roaring Currents stirs up commotion in the waters and is a watchable piece of history.
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