Korea Herald

Korea Herald is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Min-sik Yoon
Rating Title/Year Author
The Spy Gone North (2018) Min-sik Yoon Director Yoon Jong-bin's attempt to raise tension through words, not actions, is admirable and quite effective. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
Money (2017) Min-sik Yoon Overall, the film is a bit formulaic and not one that gives us a ton of food for thought, but one that is fun and has interesting story and characters. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
Idol (2019) Min-sik Yoon Overall, the movie tries to appear more poignant and thought-provoking than it really is, which is disappointing from a young director who has shown much promise. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Min-sik Yoon Despite its flaws, the film is a decent superhero flick, and has the potential to take off to new heights with more character development. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
() Min-sik Yoon [Director Jo Min-ho's] historical drama turned out to be a big letdown. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2019
Svaha: The Sixth Finger (2019) Min-sik Yoon While it is not a bad film, I did not think the payoff was satisfying at the end of such a heart-pumping journey. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
Creed II (2018) Min-sik Yoon Overall, the film follows what is almost a formulaic narrative, but this is not a shortcoming in light of the poignant storytelling. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale (2019) Min-sik Yoon The only thing that is more irritating than watching a film that is a complete disaster is to watch a movie and think "coulda shoulda woulda" throughout. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Hit-and-Run Squad (2019) Min-sik Yoon Just how do you make a story about cops, race car drivers, and street race with super cars this boring? EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
() Min-sik Yoon It has some flaws along the way, but not enough to eclipse the good parts. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
February (2019) Min-sik Yoon A Korean indie film that shows a lot of promise, great characters jointly created by the actors and the smart director, impressive imagery, but lacking the critical "it" factor EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2019
Unfinished (2018) Min-sik Yoon The villains are laughably lax in terms of security, Lee Beom-soo as Lee Young-min is no Liam Neeson in Taken and the overall action is substandard. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
High Society (2018) Min-sik Yoon It is not a bad film, but it is also not one that really offers any new perspective. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
Neoeui kyeol hoonsik (2018) Min-sik Yoon It is a slightly cuter version of the film Architecture 101 with the nostalgia factor intact, and what makes it work is the two actors' chemistry and heart and the director's character building. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
Sunset in My Hometown (2018) Min-sik Yoon The couple's chemistry is so good that just looking at them puts a smile on my face, not to mention the dialogue -- not trying too hard to be funny -- is charmingly hilarious. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
Ma-yak-wang (2018) Min-sik Yoon It is a film that is at least passable. But it should have been much, much more. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
The Villagers (2018) Min-sik Yoon Overall, The Villagers is a well-acted, passably directed action flick with heart, but not one with much of a twist or thrill. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
The Wrath (2019) Min-sik Yoon The lines are old-fashioned, the story is one-dimensional and the effects are embarrassing. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Mal-Mo-E: The Secret Mission (2019) Min-sik Yoon Eom's period piece has all the elements of a great movie and marks the young director's successful transition from quality screenwriter to director. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Min-sik Yoon Watching the relatively unknown second-generation Spider-Man Miles Morales is a joy, as is watching various versions of previous Peter Parkers evolve in their own story arc. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Youngju (2018) Min-sik Yoon [Director Cha Sung-duk] does not hammer in her own ideas about what the film is talking about and simply addresses the issue, allowing the audience to ponder what they have seen. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Min-sik Yoon It is still a joy to look at, from design and action to overflowing content of the magical world. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Default (2018) Min-sik Yoon Overall, I see what the movie is trying to say and want to get onboard on some level. But the message is much too forced, multiple narratives are jumbled and the performances of the leads are not that strong. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Intimate Strangers (2018) Min-sik Yoon It is a well-acted and funny film, up until the moment when it slapped me in the face with the mother of all letdowns. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Venom (2018) Min-sik Yoon The action is not bad, and as rubber-stamp superhero films go, it's adequate. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Myung-dang (2018) Min-sik Yoon Overall, Feng Shui is not a bad film at all. But it should have been much, much more, considering the amount of talent that went into it. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Dark Figure of Crime (2018) Min-sik Yoon It is a rare film with strong directing and acting that tells a compelling story with heart, mixed with suspense. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
The Great Battle (2018) Min-sik Yoon To my surprise, director Kim Kwang-sik did a clever job of masking his actors' weak points and making the most of their strengths in this action-packed flick. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Singwa hamkke: Ingwa yeon (2018) Min-sik Yoon The film is one that had potential to be great but ended up just being OK, and that is not OK. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Min-sik Yoon Of course, Rudd shows he is worthy of a title role as well, not only as Ant-Man but also as Scott Lang. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion (Manyeo) (2018) Min-sik Yoon Is it a good film? Not even close. Did the director misuse good actors? Definitely. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Min-sik Yoon Overall, it is not groundbreaking, and does not live up to its hype, but is a fun, action-packed film that has a potential to be more depending on the sequel. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Tam jeong 2 (2018) Min-sik Yoon It is a fairly standard comedy flick, one that knows not to take itself too seriously and knows its job is to put a smile on people's faces. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Min-sik Yoon [Avengers: Infinity War] is a humongous film, just like its villain, and thoroughly enjoyable. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
La caméra de Claire (2017) Min-sik Yoon [Director Hong Sang-soo] allows the audience to think, to see the films through their own lens and give the work a different perspective -- just as Claire can be seen forming her own impression of her new friends in Claire's Camera. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018) Min-sik Yoon The blur between fiction and reality works well, but the problem is that it has been done before, and done well, several times since The Blair Witch Project popularized it in 1999. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Be With You (2018) Min-sik Yoon The film is very predictable... But most of the jokes are harmless and cute, even when they don't really work, and the heartfelt moments are strong. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Capernaum (2018) Min-sik Yoon It is simultaneously a rallying cry and a hymn of persistence: a strong drama that provokes the audience to think while showing a glimmer of hope that does not feel forced. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2019
Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead (2018) Min-sik Yoon Overall, the starring pair [Kim Myung-min and Oh dal-su] are good, you do get a laugh out of them in some scenes, and the film is a pretty-looking, albeit inaccurate, depiction of Joseon era. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2019
Aquaman (2018) Min-sik Yoon Overall, it's not top-notch quality, but a goofy film with a goofy protagonist, a visually stunning world and fun action sequences. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2019
Master (2016) Rumy Doo All in all, the film is a slick, entertaining flick. Its characters have style, and their schemes are elaborate. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2016
Yeon-ae-dam (2016) Kevin Lee Selzer Despite a pace that sometimes feels methodical, even at just 99 minutes, Our Love Story is a densely packed film, leaving a lot boiling just under the surface. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2016
The Age of Shadows (2016) Rumy Doo [The] film is a stylish noir-thriller brimming with intrigue... a Western spy-action take on the history of the Korean independence movement... a precarious chase of spying and being spied on. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2016
Goksung (2016) Rumy Doo [The Wailing] gets more unsettling with every scene. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2016
Operation Chromite (2016) Rumy Doo [Operation Chromite is] all style and very little substance. And like most recent Korean films that draw on conflict with the North -- including last year's "Northern Limit Line" -- it is much too focused on simple heroism. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2016
Phantom Detective (2016) Rumy Doo The film is an exciting, funny and aesthetically well-designed flick that fuses comedy and thriller. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2016
Cheol-won-gi-haeng (End of Winter) (2015) Rumy Doo This is a movie that observes rather than explains, and in turn offers what might be the most thorough explanation possible. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2016
Love, Lies (2016) Rumy Doo Lurking beneath the pretty getup [is] the ugliness of unbridled jealousy and its destructive power. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2016
The Last Princess (2016) Rumy Doo This film has been handled by a director who is sensitive to the inner turmoil of characters, understands that a muted approach can often evoke greater emotions, and weaves an intensely personal story into historical context. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2016