Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Hyeon-jun Shin, Ha-kyun Shin, Bin Won, Jae-yeong Jeong, Jin-yeong Jeong
Director: Jin Jang
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Studio: Tai Seng Entertainment Release Date: 10/05/2004 Run time: 123 minutes
Beware Hollywood, the Koreans are here!!!
jarkkos | Lempäälä Finland | 07/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've seen good Korean movies, and I've seen VERY good Korean movies... this one is VERY good. The idea of the movie isn't too original, but it doesn't matter because the actors are great (i.e Shin Hyun-Joon) and there's plenty of great humor. This movie made me laugh harder than almost any "comedy" I've seen.There's not much camera trickery, but the movie is still very stylish and looks good enough. Even tough the movie is about killing other people (well... that's not the POINT of the movie), I found this movie to be fun, heartwarming and smart. It's not like the Tarantino (or Tarantino-wannabe) movies, where every character is a very ANNOYING person and you can't relate to ANYONE on screen.I recommend this movie to ANYONE, who enjoys action and humor in one shiny package....."
Excellent Movie, I have the Korean DVD Version
chrishowitt | Borculo, The Netherlands | 11/13/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When I bought this movie on DVD (Korean version that is), I thought it was going to be some hard action movie. But it wasn't, however the movie was excellent.A combination of Quentin Tarantino meets Guy Ritchie. The Dialogues where excellent and sometimes funny. And one of the coolest special effects I've seen ...... The movie also has some funny moments. But I don't think the subtitles are as funny as the spoken language. .... I really enjoyed the movie, and for people that enjoy tarantino (without most of the violence) will enjoy this movie"
Cosmic Juan | 08/16/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Very entertaining, good-spirited, and generally lighthearted.
It is not weighed down by an overt pursuit of thematic ambitions that are usually associated with assassination movies, so, while it lacks the punch of something else with any apparent ulterior motive (maybe the recent Assassination Tango would be a good example), it floats free... I was able to laugh without wondering why or feeling guilty about it... and while confronted with the characters sometimes ambiguous feelings about their jobs at times, it's kind of matted over with a general feeling of good cheer and "hey, let's not get too serious". Stylistically it's not as admirable as other films in the similar genre and spirits like Leon (though it does make a cheeky reference to it).
Overall, though it leaves me not wanting to dismiss it as fluff or some "feel good movie", I can't help but feel that it is... so I'll call it very enjoyable "borderline fluff" comedy."