Boo Dang Geo Rae (The Unjust) (2010)





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The sudden death of an accused child killer while in police custody prompts an unethical detective and a desperate mob boss to frame another convict who may be innocent of the crimes, only to find their scheme complicated by an unusually thorough public prosecutor in this tense crime thriller. When a depraved serial killer says 5 South Korean children, the present gets directly involved with the case led by veteran detective Choi Cheol-gi. Frustrated over the fact that his stellar arrest record was marred by the fact that he was set-up for a crime and demoted, Choi manages to apprehend the prime suspect, who soon dies under police supervision. But Choi isn't about to see his career destroyed by such a freak accident, and quickly cuts a deal with mafia don Jang Seok-gu to find a patsy. Before long Choi and Jang have their fall guy, but when public prosecutor Ju Yang takes the case, the president attempts to have Choi taken off the case. Later, as the investigation intensifies, the complex web of lies and deceptions threatens to ensnare everyone involved. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Critic Reviews for Boo Dang Geo Rae (The Unjust)

All Critics (3)

Gunfire, a big knife, and perhaps best of all, a jaw-dropping elevator malfunction all figure in the mix. Judging by this, South Korean cinema isn't just alive and well, it's kicking and screaming.

Full Review… | June 17, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

Although The Unjust has a kinetic energy, I suspect that's merely to distract from the overly-convoluted plot, and the film's one wildcard - that bizarre sense-of-humour... - disappears after the first hour.

August 17, 2011

A film noir dripping with guilt and laced with absurdity. In Korean Gotham all the cops are criminals and all the sinners saints.

Full Review… | July 6, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Boo Dang Geo Rae (The Unjust)

Welcome to Korea, where the police apparently are just as corrupt as the criminals. This is a slightly convoluted tale of cops and DAs on the take in the name of ambition and pride. As you would surmise, there is gunplay, physical beatings and death. It doesn't paint a pretty picture, but it is put together well enough that your are never bored even if you can sense where it is all leading in the end.

Don Schick
Don Schick

Pretty good movie that starts out slowly and builds to a strong finish. In fact the first hour is pretty much nothing to write home about. I didn't find it very interesting to follow and the plot is hard to get into if you're thinking about it logically, again, all during the first half of the movie. Thankfully the movie does have a sense of humor that helps carry it throughout the first hour. Again, the movie builds to a really strong and intense climax that ultimately is good enough to make this an overall good movie. It's not as fabulous a climax as The Departed (which is what this movie comes closest to) but it's good enough.

Jesse Ortega
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