Tag Archives: Espionage

Hunt (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A tense but convoluted spy hunt movie  

South Korean film “Hunt” tries really hard, but I observed it from the distance even while admiring a number of good moments in the movie. It wants to be not only a serious spy drama movie but also an intense … Continue reading

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Operation Mincemeat (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): One fantastic deception operation

“Operation Mincemeat”, which was released on Netflix in US while released in theaters in case of South Korea a few days ago, is a standard World War II drama movie which does its job a bit better than expected. Although … Continue reading

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All the Old Knives (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): One treacherous dinner between them

“All the Old Knives”, which was released on Amazon Prime in last week, works best whenever it revolves around the increasingly uneasy interactions between its two main characters. Both of them need to be discreet as much as possible because … Continue reading

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The Courier (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): One British businessman turned into a spy

“The Courier”, which was simply released as “The Spy” yesterday in South Korean theaters, is a modest but engaging drama which is based on one of many interesting real-life stories from the Cold War era. Mainly revolving around one ordinary … Continue reading

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The Spy Gone North (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): The Spy Who Came into North Korea

South Korean film “The Spy Gone North” did not show me anything particularly new. Inspired by the remarkable real-life story of a South Korean secret agent who successfully approached to high-ranking North Korean officials and then even went inside North … Continue reading

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Our Kind of Traitor (2016) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A middling adaptation of John le Carré novel

“Our Kind of Traitor”, which is based on the novel of the same name by John le Carré, engaged me to some degrees but then eventually disappointed me. Although this is a fairly watchable espionage thriller film with some good … Continue reading

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Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Cruise in another impossible mission

“Mission: Impossible – Fallout” did its job as spectacularly and exhilaratingly as we can expect from it. Again, the movie puts its hero into a series of breathtaking action sequences as he and his few trusted colleagues try to accomplish … Continue reading

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Atomic Blonde (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Brutal, Bruised, and Beautiful

“Atomic Blonde” is a gritty but stylish action film impressing us a lot with its colorful personality and bruised beauty. As the movie confidently moves from one narrative point to another along with its feisty, resourceful spy heroine, we are … Continue reading

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Allied (2016) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Pitt and Cotillard in old-fashioned World War II movie

“Allied” attempts to be an old-fashioned World War II movie, and I enjoyed it to some degrees. During its first half, it tries a classic wartime romance, and this is mostly successful thanks to its authentic period atmosphere and two … Continue reading

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Jason Bourne (2016) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): The Bourne Redundancy

As I watched “Jason Bourne” during this Wednesday evening, my mind kept making comparisons while feeling the increasing detachment toward actions presented on the screen. Although it serves us with gritty, intense action sequences as busily hopping around different locations … Continue reading

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