Veteran (2015)

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After an international auto theft sting, a dimwitted detective Do-chul is treated to a night at a club where he meets Sun-jin Group third-in-line, Tae-oh, whose rude behavior rubs Do-chul the wrong way. Convinced Tae-oh is a drug addict, Do-chul tries to investigate, but is stopped by his boss. Meanwhile, Tae-oh runs into Mr. Bae a truck driver that helped Do-chul with his auto theft case - and his 9-year old son, protesting to get his overdue wages. After being humiliated and beaten for Tae-oh's amusement, Bae is hospitalized but his son finds Do-chul's business card and calls for help. Do-chul feels responsible and so decides to get Tae-oh, no matter what it takes and no matter how much Tae-oh tries to sabotage him.

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Cast

Jung-min Hwang
as Seo Do-cheol
Man-sik Jeong
as Manager Jeon
Oh Dal-su
as Team Leader Oh
Yoo Ah-in
as Jo Tae-oh
Yoo Hae-jin
as Choi Sang-moo

Critic Reviews for Veteran

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

An unremarkable crime tale, one whose plot often feels more the stuff of a brash one-hour TV procedural than a two-hour feature film.

Sep 24, 2015 | Full Review…

"Veteran" is amusing throughout, even if the funny scenes are more subdued or go on a beat or two longer than American viewers are used to.

Sep 17, 2015 | Full Review…

A film that saves the best for the last, going from being a detective comedy to drama. [Full review in Spanish]

Oct 21, 2016 | Full Review…

While Veteran may resemble dozens of other recent South Korean thrillers, ... Ryoo imbues his film with a style and swagger all its own.

Apr 6, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An exceptional cast, a tight, sharp script with perfect rhythm, rip-roaring comedy, and of course, the exciting action we've come to expect from director Ryoo Seung-wan, makes Veteran an excellent time at the movies.

Nov 28, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

an exciting, often very funny ride through Korea's social divisions, class inequalities and rough justice, Gangnam-style or otherwise.

Nov 7, 2015 | Full Review…

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