The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo) Reviews

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May 16, 2019
See The Villainess for some of the craziest stunts and amazing fights, but don't expect an easy ride for plot.
February 22, 2019
It's a frankly ridiculous combination but somehow it works.
December 3, 2018
You're frequently lost in between rapid edits and clumsy choreography that your eyes quickly begin to glaze over as you attempt to discern what going throughout this quote unquote mayhem.
November 2, 2018
Coming out swinging from the opening frames, writer/director Byung-gil Jung's The Villainess pistol-starts with a breathtaking first person action sequence... then proceeds to top itself repeatedly.
October 31, 2018
A much-needed shot in the arm in terms of action films, female-led films and South Korean cinema. I hope that actress Kim Ok-bin and director Jung Byung-gil will be appreciated for their efforts and move on to do more ambitious work.
October 31, 2018
The Villainess works best when it's not concerned with its plot and story and focusing on presenting intricately choreographed visceral action that builds to bloody crescendos.
August 27, 2018
The Villainess is an action film that simultaneously echoes the spirit of 90s Asian action movies, the cinema of Park Chan-wook and even Euro crime-thriller classics...and yet feels...contemporary in its unrelenting energy and aesthetic polish
August 27, 2018
Villainess is an ambitious whirlwind that just misses its target, but it's a helluva ride.
August 21, 2018
While often enthralling, The Villainess is also a frustrating example of excess run amok.
August 20, 2018
The fight choreography was absolutely ridiculous but in the best possible way.
March 19, 2018
The Villainess will do the job for those who like their violence harsh and unforgiving.
March 2, 2018
That's how to kick off an action spectacle.
February 2, 2018
This Korean action-thriller is more everything than the John Wick films and Atomic Blonde put together.
February 1, 2018
It's not merely that the action is superb in this movie; it's superb without ever repeating itself, and that's all the more impressive because there is a whole lot of it.
December 18, 2017
... if you're a fan of ultra-violent action and stunt scenes, you'll have much to enjoy.
December 6, 2017
The Villainess is determined to make audiences remember every bombastic segment of carnage
November 30, 2017
The Villainess is simply an overlong, unarticulated, and impotent thriller that opted for the easiest way to impress.
November 27, 2017
The spirit of Kill Bill, Hardcore and Oldboy is present in this film ... [Full review in Spanish]
November 27, 2017
The film appeals to originality with its spectacular action scenes. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 27, 2017
Another finding of Korean genre cinema. [Full Review in Spanish]
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