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The Prison (2017)

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After a fatal accident, Yu-gon, a former police inspector, is sentenced to hard time in a prison he once helped fill. Once inside, he discovers the entire penitentiary is no longer controlled by the guards, but by a vicious crime syndicate that breaks out at night, using their prison sentences as the perfect alibi to commit intricate heists. Looking for revenge against the system that placed him inside, Yu-gon joins the syndicate... but with every man out for himself, how long can the perfect crime last?

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A criminally underplotted South Korean caper that's as disappointingly generic as its title.

March 30, 2017 | Full Review…

"The Prison"...feels like the kind of movie Hollywood will remake in its own image. But adding star power and the English language won't necessarily improve things, as "The Prison" is brutally entertaining just the way it is.

March 30, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Prison is a basic concept with a simple execution that keeps the film from being a complete waste of time. Its biggest flaw is that exploring unfamiliar territory seems within the film's grasp, but instead it relies on predictability.

March 31, 2017 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Disgraced cop uncovers a criminal gang in a corrupt prison. Far-fetched thriller from Korea plows familiar ground.

March 30, 2017 | Full Review…

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