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½ February 2, 2015
Acting was average. The cinematography is less than I've come to expect from Korean movies.
But the Twists in the plot makes up all the fault and makes it a great move to watch.
½ January 7, 2014
The killer has confessed by the game is not over...

In this crazy revenge thriller, a woman is found dismembered by the police. They have a suspect, who confesses to the crime. But the suspect reveals to professor/pathologist Kang Min-ho that he has kidnapped his daughter, and must tamper with evidence and do everything in his power to get him off or she dies. What follows is a twisty thriller with a less than stellar finale.

The movie sometimes feels like it tries too hard to be suspenseful. Take for instance, Kang is trying to find the murder weapon before police, and stabs his back into the longest nail in existence. That thing would have punctured a lung, but he's fine. The music was also overbearing and intrusive, and things would be a lot simpler if Kang simply told the police what happened to his daughter.

Despite a few irks here and there, the movie has good acting and a decent plot.
December 26, 2013
A very interesting premise, backed up by a strong script and an ending that would knock you off your seats...........a very exciting crime/thriller
½ October 11, 2013
Great movie, nice plot and twist. Worth a watch.
½ October 6, 2013
"No Mercy" is a very scarring movie... It's a Korean crime drama (without any romantic element whatsoever). Nonetheless, it's still a quintessentially Korean movie. A lot of thrill and suspense, but at the end, it's all about feeling the pain in the heart. Once the movie ends, viewers are guaranteed to be left with an empty hole...a gaping feeling that lingers for hours.
½ April 19, 2013
Movie has a few unexpected turns, intensity was lacking.
½ December 30, 2012
the ending was really good but the rest of it was just alright. nothing special.
December 30, 2012
The Chaser, I Saw The Devil, Oldboy, Memory of Murder, Mother, etc. Korean cinema has gotten very good with this whole suspense/thriller/crime genre. The acting, the direction, plot and story telling are all of excellence. You'll certainly be reminded of Se7en as many has pointed out but this is not to say it lacks originality. It can totally stand solidly on its own due to the aforementioned elements. The ending totally makes this film and it stays with you and it makes you think. Life is not fair but sometimes it deals a dire hand and though you play your best with the cards you were dealt, things just don't work out. You have to make tough decisions but in some circumstances what justifies right or wrong, bad or good is beyond the realm of mere morality and justice. It's all about perspective sometimes. A good film.
Super Reviewer
½ November 12, 2012
Definitely 4 stars for the last 10 min, but the rest of the movie is average at best.
November 2, 2012
Very very good movie.
½ October 9, 2012
Watdefak!!!
Shocking ending!!!
September 1, 2012
An intricately plotted, superbly acted thriller which has a twisted and nearly unpredictable ending.
August 20, 2012
A thrilling revenge story like Oldboy, but more twisted. Great direction and acting.
½ July 6, 2012
This movie is incredible. Kyung-gu Sol's performance in the last 30 minutes is just mind blowing. I couldn't stop crying for about an hour after the film finished!
May 25, 2012
It's a solid suspense movie. Good pacing, good acting, good plot and twists, although I wished the ending is not stereotypical Korean..
May 17, 2012
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½ April 11, 2012
A bit formulaic (in terms of Korean movies) but the ending is awesome.
Super Reviewer
½ February 4, 2012
The entry for this movie on here has absolutely nothing. Just the cast, no description (forensic pathologist helps murderer escape so he can saved his kidnapped daughter)...no poster...nothing. How sad. Anyway, this movie is just barely good. At best, I'd say it's a generically good movie, if such a description is valid. It's solid, but there's absolutely nothing special about it and it won't stick with you when you're done with it. The problem is, it just feels like a bunch of movies we've seen before just mashed together and it just comes across as completely lazy in its effort. Taking from other movies isn't bad, practically everybody does it, but at least try to do SOMETHING interesting. The last 20 minutes are also needlessly melodramatic. Fine...the bad guy can kill the main character's daughter, and then he (this being the forensic pathologist) proceeds to cry loudly while he's convulsing on the ground...but do you REALLY need to play sad music over it too? This music took what would've been a good scene without it and made it completely laughable. There's sometimes when the music is simply not needed, and THAT scene was it. I still think the scene would've been melodramatic, it wouldn't have been as bad as it was. Oh and then things get even more tragic after that. Really, the last 20 minutes are just terrible and takes this movie from a score of 3 down to a 2.5. I will say that the one thing does really well is tell the story of how one lie can completely crush and destroy a family. That was at least decently effective. The rest of the movie is just your average, run of the mill experience.
½ January 7, 2012
The English subtitled version "No Mercy" isn't on here. I really liked this movie though, very hardcore.
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