After the expiration of the statute of limitations, serial killer Lee Doo-Suk publishes his book “I’m A Killer” which becomes a best seller. The book depicts crimes he committed in the past. Meanwhile, Det. Choi Hyung-Goo attempts to capture the serial killer he missed 15 years ago.
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Jung Byung-Gil's first narrative feature is a compelling and exciting (though often logic free) crime thriller. Aside from a preposterous ambulance chase sequence the film is quite entertaining and features a good world weary turn by Jeong Jae-Yeong.
What may have worked better as a darker and bleaker thriller/horror film is instead given an over-the-top, mainstream influenced action mentality. The opening scene is quite good in terms of that, others scenes are more goofy and uninventive. Confession of Murder also has a lot of unfunny, juvenile potty humor. Gets intriguing with the hour mark twist, but it 's still overblown.
Aside from a baffling car chase at the midpoint that tries to recreate something like the freeway sequence from "The Matrix Reloaded" through a mix of glaring green screen, practical stuntwork, and what looks like GoPro footage - "Confession of Murder" is a compelling blend of action, suspense, and frequent narrative twists. Imagine the "Death Note" movies with a Judo belt and you'll have something of an idea.