The Attorney

2013, Drama, 2h 7m

12 Reviews 500+ Ratings

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After a friend's son is abducted and tortured, a tax attorney becomes the defense lawyer for a group of young men in a case against the government.

Cast & Crew

Song Kang-ho
Song Woo-seok
Kim Young-ae
Choi Soon-ae
Kwak Do-won
Cha Dong-yeong
Oh Dal-su
Park Dong-ho
Yang Woo-suk
Screenwriter
Yoon Hyeon-ho
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Lee Tae-yoon
Cinematographer
Kim Sang-bum
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Kim Jae-bum
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  • [D]espite [some] concessions to unrealistic Hollywood conventions, The Attorney's righteous anger at injustice [...] is delivered with effectively mounting urgency.

    February 13, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • A familiar yet compelling South Korean courtroom drama, propelled by Song Kang-ho's strong performance as an unlikely hero.

    February 10, 2014 | Full Review…
  • What makes writer-director Yang Woo-seok's feature debut special is how it handles this shocking incident with verve, style, and humor.

    February 7, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Every scene does its job, tears flowing on cue.

    February 6, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Just when a viewer is lulled into believing "The Attorney" is a lighthearted comedy about a doofus of a lawyer, this powerful South Korean feature takes a sharp turn toward brutal political thriller.

    February 6, 2014 | Rating: 3/4
  • The Attorney features a powerful, energetic performance by Woo-Seok.

    February 6, 2014 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • [D]espite [some] concessions to unrealistic Hollywood conventions, The Attorney's righteous anger at injustice [...] is delivered with effectively mounting urgency.

    February 13, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • A familiar yet compelling South Korean courtroom drama, propelled by Song Kang-ho's strong performance as an unlikely hero.

    February 10, 2014 | Full Review…
  • What makes writer-director Yang Woo-seok's feature debut special is how it handles this shocking incident with verve, style, and humor.

    February 7, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Every scene does its job, tears flowing on cue.

    February 6, 2014 | Full Review…
  • The Attorney's true contribution to the world rests in its recognition of the injustices of the past.

    June 27, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It might have a generic title, but this Korean import combines its laughs and thrills into a powerful package.

    March 21, 2014 | Full Review…

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