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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Peter Lydon's rating of the film The Yellow Sea

    Gripping, hypnotic mysterious. Very violent but I can see why. The story does get confusing but the sheer bravura of the style and the performances pull you through.

  2. Zoe's rating of the film The Yellow Sea

  3. mrhyde's rating of the film The Yellow Sea

    Wonderful lone killer/revenger genre movie that goes way beyond realism while sticking to a gritty realist style. Oldboy part 2

  4. Benji's rating of the film The Yellow Sea

    I started to really enjoy it and then it just became a drag to watch. I had to force myself. It's okay.

  5. Federico Di Folco's rating of the film The Yellow Sea

    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*

  6. Fabio Di Felice's rating of the film The Yellow Sea

    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.

  7. dschank's rating of the film The Yellow Sea

    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!

  8. Colette Balmain's rating of the film The Yellow Sea

    I really enjoyed this. Na Hong-jin certainly knows how to do chase scenes.

  9. OFF_FRAME's rating of the film The Yellow Sea

    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

  10. Lain's rating of the film The Yellow Sea

    One of the best action movies of the decade.

  11. TheBigCombo's rating of the film The Yellow Sea

    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.

  12. iarehautjobb's rating of the film The Yellow Sea

    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.

  13. Ryan Borja's rating of the film The Yellow Sea

    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.

  14. Gondo's rating of the film The Yellow Sea

    Chaos Theory. Not so much in context of the causal effects but more in terms of the fatal and fractal structure of said chaos. An incredibly sad film.

  15. Tigrão's rating of the film The Yellow Sea

    Never seen someone getting the living shit beaten out of him like that.

  16. ElTigreNegro's rating of the film The Yellow Sea

    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.

  17. Matthew Martens's rating of the film The Yellow Sea

    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.

  18. vordven's rating of the film The Yellow Sea

  19. krisjkondrad's rating of the film The Yellow Sea

    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!

  20. Palmat's rating of the film The Yellow Sea

    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.

  21. Brittany Dobish's rating of the film The Yellow Sea

  22. p a d's rating of the film The Yellow Sea

    The last 20 minutes shouldn't exist.

  23. Pierre's rating of the film The Yellow Sea

    Pre-posterous. I still enjoyed it nonetheless.

  24. Pedja's rating of the film The Yellow Sea

    Very interesting jumping over the line between fiction and real life.