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.
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 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
October 18, 2008
A grisly serial-killer thriller that develops into a howl of outrage at the ineptitude of the system.
September 19, 2008
This is expert filmmaking at every level, continually adding engaging subtext that touches on family pressures, blind self-interest and warped justice.
September 19, 2008
But The Chaser delivers as a piece of cinema rather like Seven did - it doesn't let up for a moment.
September 19, 2008
In between moments of chisel-hacking horror there is some impressively dark humour and top-notch acting. But be warned - emotionally this movie will reach deep into the pit of your stomach and wriggle your guts about before wrenching them out.
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