The Age of Shadows

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The Age of Shadows justifies its imposing length with a richly detailed period drama whose sprawling size is matched by strong acting, impressive craft, and narrative depth.

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Movie Info

Korean resistance fighters smuggle explosives to destroy facilities controlled by Japanese forces.

Cast & Crew

Song Kang-ho
Lee Jung-Chool
Gong Yoo
Kim Woo-Jin
Han Ji-min
Yun Gye-Soon
Park Hee Soon
Kim Snag Ho
Um Tae-Goo
Hashimoto
Foster Burden
Ludvik
Ha-dam Jeong
Hanako
Kim Jee-woon
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Choi Jeong-hwa
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Lee Jin-sook
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Critic Reviews for The Age of Shadows

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (18) | Fresh (49)

  • It may not be the helmer's finest film, yet it darts nimbly and appealingly between its slickly delivered set-pieces.

    April 1, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The action is lengthy but well constructed, particularly a sequence on a wood-panelled steam train, but the torture scenes and occasional severed toes may try some viewers.

    March 24, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • At 140 minutes, The Age of Shadows is a film that peaks early and ends late. Still, there is an upside to this ponderousness.

    March 24, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • This film certainly believes in giving the audience bang for their buck: although it's a little over-extended.

    March 24, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The Age of Shadows is a giddily compelling South Korean movie about war, spies and resistance history.

    March 23, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • This is pulsating storytelling, suspenseful and often very stylish too.

    March 22, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Age of Shadows

  • Jul 25, 2017
    Jee-woon Kim isn't coy about the narrative, we know where the character's loyalties lie and who/what they are playing. You'd think this would suck the tension out of this kind of movie, but it merely shifts the plot's focus to more interesting areas.
    Alec B Super Reviewer

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