The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil

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Fierce gang boss Jang Dong-su (Don Lee) is violently attacked after a fender bender on a rainy night. After fighting back, he barely escapes, however his reputation as a feared leader is damaged beyond repair. The only way to restore his image is to find his attacker and exact revenge. Jang teams up with Detective Jung Tae-seok (Kim Moo Yul) to find the assailant, but soon discovers the attacker is actually a serial killer. With no support from the police department, Detective Jung is forced to use gang boss Jang's resources in order to track down the killer. The two men must work together to find a man simply known as "K".

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  • It's the less animated moments where "The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil" struggles.

    Jun 6, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • Director/writer Lee Won-tae, for whom this is only his second feature, keeps the pace moving swiftly, showing off an energetic sensibility that heralds a new voice on the South Korean film scene.

    Jun 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • As much fun as it is to watch Lee beat people up and strut around in shiny pinstripe suits, it's just as much of a pleasure to watch him think it all through.

    Jun 3, 2019 | Full Review…

    Jessica Kiang

    Variety
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  • A wily mix of genres and spoof-edged amusements keep it playful and intermittently thrilling, even though this South Korean actioner sometimes feels like it's losing its grip on a very good setup.

    May 28, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The hook here - the interplay between our three leads and the twists, action, and humor that can be wrung from it-- is the end all and be all of The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil. It's designed to entertain you, and it does a great job at that.

    Oct 3, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Lee delivers a thrilling crime actioner, bolstered by his eye for livening up the screen with pops of color, some brutal fight scenes, one very solid car chase, and another commanding performance from Ma Dong-seok.

    Sep 3, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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