The Berlin File Reviews
The verdict? Great film, but not without faults. It gets its stars in my book because I always enjoy a good old fashioned bare bones Korean action film. Always different from what I can expect here in the (ahem) good ole USA. Well, mostly. I'm not gonna totally shoot down American cinema. Not totally.
"this crisply directed spy thriller from Korea holds your attention through its overall smooth professionalism."
? David Noh, Film Journal International
"The movie offers just about all you could ask of a genre flick: poisonings, defections, a secret North Korean bank account, gloriously choreographed fights that go insanely over the top, febrile tension and doomy romance (but no sex)."
? Craig Seligman, Bloomberg News