My Wife is a Gangster is unique blend of different genres; action, comedy, and drama. It’s main focus is on comedy, so don’t see this movie thinking it is wall to wall action. It does have a couple of great fight scenes – one in the rain, one in a field of tall grass, and one in the rival gang’s hideout. The action choreography and camera work is done superbly, very stylish.
The story centers around a female JOPOK (equivalent to Yakuza in Japan). She finds her long lost sister only find she is dying of some kind of disease. Her dying wish is that she sees her sister get married before she dies. The poor unsuspecting husband, who by the way looks like Sammo Hung’s Korean cousin, is put through so much tribulation through the movie, you can help but feel sorry for him! —IMDb
Excellent picture melding the Korean gangster film and comedy that passes the test of both fronts. Shin Eun-Kyung is aces as second 'man' who suddenly must embrace feminity when she makes a promise to her dying sister. Fight choreography is top notch especially opening rain sequence. Looking forward to the sequels.