Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|No Mercy for the Rude |
Genres: Indie & Art House
A quirky but deadly young hitman is just a couple jobs away from saving up enough money to quit the business. But after a botched hit, vicious gangsters come after him for revenge. Can he elude them, and the police, long... more »
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Jhong H. Lim | USA | 09/10/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is my first review, and I'm writing it because I couldn't stand the fact that there was only one review for this movie and it totally trashed a perfectly good film. In fact, this is film is better than good, it's one of the best Korean films I've seen in a long time. Yes, like most Korean films it does borrow from the canons of film-making in terms of style and story, but what the film does so great is to put together those elements in a refreshing and original manner. If you're sick and tired of watching your run-of-the-mill romantic comedies or romances in Korean film/drama, then this movie is definitely for you. The filmmaker really made this movie with great style and if you've watched a fair amount of movies you'll already know how it's going to end, but you'll still like it anyways.
There's a scene at the end of the movie with a red blanket and shoe that sums up entirely just how much work the director put into making this film one of style and quality story-telling. Also I know a bit of Korean (I'm Korean American but I still had to watch it with subtitles because it was too difficult for me), and I can say that the script was written very well--it'll come through in translation just how well this film was written. Whatever limits the director may have as a filmmaker/writer(s) (and we all have our limits), they do what they can with absolute grace and style. I would recommend this movie to anyone looking for an atypical, quality Asian film. No, scratch that. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quality film watching experience."