A dramedy about two Korean-American brothers who have to defend their family’s women’s shoes store while contemplating the future of their own personal dreams and the meaning of family during the first day of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.
This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what's now showing
Bold and aggressive, Justin Chon's Gook is not quite the visceral or immediate film I was hoping for. What we have here is a patient, assured film that loves it's period, characters and setting. On paper, the film sounds like Do the Right Thing told from an Asian perspective, but it lacks Lee's bold vision and nuance. In time, Chon may deliver great work, but for now, we have strong but not amazing directorial debut.