When his long-lost little brother resurfaces, a successful gangster must balance family loyalties with his complicated professional commitments. Hae-sung Song directs this Korean remake of director John Woo’s Hong Kong cinema classic.
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This South Korean redo of Woo's 1986 Hong Kong action classic does what a remake should. Its tone is closer to recent South Korean action/dark-melodramas, like The Man From Nowhere, being more story driven. There are less-- if still amazing-- action sequences, yet they are all strategically placed, holding more weight. Character development is prime, and unlike '86, the action is deep in emotion.