Doctor's Review of Les Formidables
Hyper-kinetic Korean actioner with an absurd title doesn't always make sound logical sense but doesn't give you much time to think about it either. A cop whose partner is killed turns suicidal and fingers the wrong man, who conversely feels he himself has a lot left to live for including proving his innocence. After an escape (the first of MANY), the two men alternate between being allies and enemies which gives the movie its compelling backbone. The dizzying camera's constant movement and protracted story both run out of steam well before the closing credits. Thankfully, like fellow Korean flick The Host, it manages to drizzle some ace lighthearted moments into the melee while featuring more chaotic fistfights than a Toys'R'Us on Black Friday.