Une violence forcenée comme chez John Woo, en son temps, chorégraphie en moins, hémoglobine en plus. On peut à juste raison évoquer cette stupide et gênante surenchère comme décrédibilisant l'oeuvre, en ôtant une grand partie de véracité à l'ensemble, les méchants comme les bons se relevant à chaque fois de coups et de blessures largement mortels... www.cinefiches.com
woah... this was so difficult to watch as action movies make me shaky. nonetheless, the plot was interesting enough to continue watching it til the end. i'd say the story is quite predictable but has some twists. the movie is a little too long. i was so emotionally tired after this but.. nice job
The first part of the movie plays as an incredibly well-done dark thriller about a poor chinese man in debt to gangsters, who is smuggled into Korea to kill a wealthy man, while at the same time trying to locate his wife. This is unfortunately ruined by the later part in the movie when it switches to preposterous action, that might have been entertaining if it didn't ruin everything that was built up until that point
Love the story, love the action, and although the last portion of the film does get a little bit too much, it's very enjoyable if you let yourself get carried along by the current of crazed Koreans axing each other. The acting is also excellent, as seems to be the norm for South Korean cinema. A fantastic thriller, and definitely easy to recommend to anyone looking for an exciting and engaging foreign film.