The Outlaws

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Based on real events that occurred in 2007 dubbed the "Heuksapa Incident". The story follows a turf war that grows between a local gang that runs Garibong-dong in Guro District, Seoul and the Heuksapa gang from Yanbian, China; the police are called in to attempt to bring peace to the neighborhood.


Critic Reviews for The Outlaws

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  • "The Outlaws" is a very entertaining if not quite first-rank genre exercise that reps an auspicious bow for first-time feature director Kang Yoon-Seong.

    Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

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  • Come for an oh-so-savvy "mop-up" plan to scrub the scum from Seoul's underbelly, stay for the knife play and fists of fury, and be pleasantly surprised each time Ma Dong-seok holsters his meaty paws in favor of another hilarious and degrading whoopin'.

    May 26, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…
  • Kang Yoon-Sung presents an impressive combination of true-story, crime, and action-thriller, with the added value that the film entails much humor, even in its most unexpected moments without losing its seriousness

    Mar 7, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The Outlaws is a taut and tight piece of police drama, as bloody, brutal, profane and violent as anything to have emerged in the last ten years.

    Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
  • A gritty police procedural that blends bloody gangland savagery with wicked gallows humour to thrilling effect.

    Jan 29, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A robustly entertaining crime picture.

    Dec 13, 2017 | Full Review…

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