Altro strepitoso pezzo di bravura di Jin,che delizia con una storia cruda e bestiale,con uomini che hanno nella violenza e nel marciume il proprio Eldorado e dove un uomo comune catapultato in questo vortice diventa una bestia di pari livello.Action da sturbo,scene da panico,protagonisti(soprattutto il Macellaio) sopra le righe:questo è un regista con la R maiuscola.4*
Dopo The Chaser un altro film della madonna di Na Hong-Jin. Scene d'azione paurose (tutta la parte al porto è clamorosa), violenza mai stemperata ma nemmeno ostentata, sempre dolorosa da guardare, solita critica alle istituzioni incompetenti e c'è anche spazio per la denuncia delle condizioni di una minoranza costretta a vivere sul compromesso. Davvero un filmone.
na hong-jin is one of the new directors i'm most excited about. there's something about the insane messiness of this movie (and "the chaser," which i liked slightly better), combined with ugly noir misanthropy, combined with sprawling narratives, combined with expert staging that works well for me. he's not great with character and doesn't necessarily have much to say about the world, but so far i'm not complaining!
I saw the longer theatrical cut. A blood drenched job-gone-wrong across national borders come revenge flick. It's got corruption, people smuggling, gnarly dogs and a really good sense of drama and character development before the body count starts. The chase sequences are incredible but the amount of suspension of disbelief is a real let-down. This could easily lose about 40mins of footage 3.5 stars
Tras una primera hora brillante, el film se embarra con la aparicion del businessman. No obstante eso, y pese a los agujeros del guion y los excesos de accion y violencia, es una celebracion de virtudes del cine coreano, que hasta se permite homenajear a Buster Keaton durante una caceria de policias en estricto codigo de thriller.
I didn't love it. Na Hong-Jin threw in too much resulting in a very bloated and overly long film. Still, Ha Jung-woo and Kim Yoon-seok were a joy to watch. The dark streets, back alleys, and night scapes are down and dirty, making for gritty chases and narrow escapes. Certainly worth the watch.
An edge-of-your-seat action film from South Korea, Yellow Sea is one of those rare action movies that'll sure delight auds from start to finish. Na Hong-Jin directed a film that's a notch higher than his previous opus, "The Chaser." The convulated storyline is another area that's subject for debate, especially every impossible situations hurdled by its lead. Still, the film shows a director who's someone to watch.
Drowns itself on it's own obsession with violence. It's not full of gimmicks and dumb characters like The Chaser, but it can't help to feel artificial in the way it tries to build tension. Really, the two main characters sustain a cartoonish ammount of physical damage, while taking out dozens of enemies in the final act.
Blisteringly preposterous adrenaline overload for thrill kill cultists cut with protracted passages of handsomely bleak brooding, all adding up to a satisfactory, if overstuffed, exercise in pop-nihilism by one of the current champions of that cheap/deep tendency.
One of the best films of the last five years. Great story, great acting and great direction. The antagonist is so bad-ass and charismatic it's hard to root against him. Chaser was a great debut, but this second offering by Hong-Jin is pretty amazing. Since Old Boy, South Korea has been cranking out some of the best cinema around and this baby goes to the head of the class!
I started out great but after the first hour the story got too convoluted for it's own good. I almost felt that the makers of the film didnt trust the basic story they had and kept on twisting it around until everything became implausible. Still, the feel and look of the movie is great as are some of the performances.