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Ratings & Reviews

  1. msmichel's rating of the film Man on High Heels

    A fine balance between generic action flick and finely detailed character study about a transgender coming to terms with their sexuality is mostly well handled by director Jin Jang. There is a couple of unfortunate stereotypical moments (elevator sequence, club) but for the most part the study is well portrayed with sensitivity mostly due to the excellent turn by Seung-won Cha. Opening action sequence is stellar.

  2. HKFanatic's rating of the film Man on High Heels

    Despite a couple of expertly choreographed action sequences, this is one of the rare Korean thrillers that proves more successful as a character study than a piece of genre entertainment. The film weaves together personal anguish and hard-boiled melodrama in a way that feels reminiscent of early John Woo, while Cha Seung-won's superb performance suggests the genuine melancholy of someone denying their inner self.

  3. Stephane Tanaka's rating of the film Man on High Heels

    original, and the polar part is really cool

  4. Aaken's rating of the film Man on High Heels

    Korean action films, despite their quality, tend to follow a similar pattern. Here we also have a steely, hard-boiled, cop, who, naturally is a master at martial arts. But the interesting twist here is that the invincible inspector dreams of becoming a woman, which gives the film a whole new dimension. Cha Seung-Won's gives depth and melancholy to his character.