The Chaser (Chugyeogja) Reviews

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September 19, 2008
A good example of a film grabbing the audience by the collar, only for the audience to shake themselves free, The Chaser is a promising fusion of detective thrills, sweaty-palmed horror, and black comedy that ultimately does not hang together.
September 19, 2008
It's twisty, provocative and impressively grim, a sort of Asian-extreme Manhunter for the strong of nerve.
September 19, 2008
Watching the Korean film The Chaser is like chewing diamonds - you know there's something of value in there but mostly it's just a mess of pain and blood.
September 11, 2008
Na Hong-Jin's feature debut is a bleakly frantic psycho-noir, furiously edited, ferociously performed - and despite allying itself to the serial killer genre so beloved in the west, it is distinctly Korean in its settings and references.
September 9, 2008
Some of the tension drains from a slow middle act, but it remains a gripping tale of sleuth-work and moral awakening.
August 28, 2008
It runs so fast and twisted a course through a range of tones and genres that just trying to keep up will leave the viewer as breathless as the monstrous protagonist - and it has a real social conscience to boot.
July 28, 2008
It announces Na Hong-jin as a filmmaker willing to go to places that even most so-called horror movies would shy away from.
February 1, 2008
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