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Chugyeogja

Na Hong-jin South Korea, 2008

Nick Schwab's rating of the film The Chaser

Just the first 15 minutes and last 20 minutes give the tension goods. The rest of The Chaser mainly trades in genre cliches in its Dirty Harry-style detective and incompetent police, as well as over-pronounced scenes of drama (IE. a syrupy musical score, with slow-motion.) Moreover, the last shot symbolizing the character as a father figure is the definition of the predictable way that its story feels stagy.