The Chaser (Chugyeogja) Reviews

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October 3, 2019
The Chaser is thrilling and endlessly inventive during its two hour runtime.
May 7, 2019
The Chaser's screenplay makes its aim the revelation of social conditions which allowed these crimes, and others like it, to occur.
April 30, 2019
You're still going to get the chases, the violence, and the dark tone you would expect, but all of that is rooted in reality and drama making The Chaser come very close to the neo-noir genre.
April 6, 2019
"The Chaser" is one of the greatest samples of contemporary Korean cinema and one of the best entries in the crime thriller genre.
November 4, 2018
With its erratic pacing and sadistic hero, what starts as an intriguing procedural quickly descends into a tenuous game of cat-and-mouse that is buoyed up by frequent gut-churning violence.
October 11, 2013
...finds its tonal footing in the final third, when Jung-ho makes the transition from darkly comic clown to film-noir anti-hero.
March 26, 2010
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February 4, 2010
I've more or less had it with this stuff, but the film is distinguished by the grubby velocity of his foot chases, and the effectiveness of its craft (not to mention the unglamorous resolution of at least one character's fate).
February 2, 2010
Easily the best cop thriller since The Departed.
January 28, 2010
The Chaser is an expert serial-killer film from South Korea and a poster child for what a well-made thriller looked like in the classic days.
December 31, 2009
A gritty, stylish crime thriller that's initially suspenseful and compelling, but eventually becomes pedestrian, unsurprising, preposterous and even somewhat tedious.
December 30, 2009
The pessimism of Na's slick debut rings false.
December 30, 2009
A sizzling film noir that evokes the disillusionment of a once self-confident "tiger" economy.
December 30, 2009
Unlike the directors of Infernal Affairs, Hong-Jin refreshingly fuels his philosophical engine with montage.
December 30, 2009
South Korean first-timer Na Hong-jin offers nasty thrills, manic foot chases and some genuinely subversive riffs on the police procedural.
October 15, 2009
Uma obra madura e complexa que insiste em desafiar as idias pr-concebidas do espectador do incio ao fim.
June 15, 2009
It's hard out here for a detective turned pimp in the thrilling import The Chaser
June 12, 2009
It runs long at over two hours but it is expertly directed, shot, edited, and acted.
May 29, 2009
shifts its tone effortlessly between white-knuckle suspense and investigatory drama
May 2, 2009
An impotent thriller about an insane serial killer, incompetent cops and an irritating overweight sweaty pimp.
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