Tag Archives: South Korean Film

Innocent Witness (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Sincere but predictable

South Korean film “Innocent Witness” does not turn out to be worse than I feared. As a guy in the autistic spectrum, I was certainly concerned a lot about its depiction of autism before watching it, and I was relieved … Continue reading

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February (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): As she struggles during cold winter days

South Korean independent film “February” is a melancholic drama about one young woman’s Sisyphean struggle with her cold, harsh reality. While calmly observing her plight without any judgment or excuse, the movie works as a haunting character study accompanied with … Continue reading

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Extreme Job (2018) ☆☆(2/4): A half-fried cop comedy

I am not an ideal audience for South Korean comedy film “Extreme Job”, which is currently having a considerable box office success in South Korea after released in last week. While I understand its comic appeal to local audiences to … Continue reading

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The Underdog (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Another solid South Korean animation film to watch

South Korean animation feature film “The Underdog” is something to be appreciated for several good reasons. While distinguishing itself as one of few notable South Korean animation feature films during recent years, the film is also equipped with good story … Continue reading

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MAL-MO-E: the Secret Mission (2018) ☆☆(2/4): Saving Korean language

South Korean film “MAL-MO-E: The Secret Mission” bored and depressed me. Although I was a little interested at first due to its important historical subject, I was quite disappointed as watching its trite and blatant attempt to squeeze laughs and … Continue reading

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Take Point (2018) ☆☆(2/4): Mindless and pointless with lots of shakings and shootings

South Korean film “Take Point”, which was released in South Korea as “PMC: The Bunker” yesterday, is a mindless and pointless action thriller movie filled with lots of shakings and shootings. To be frank with you, I am still confused … Continue reading

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Swing Kids (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Tap dancing at a Korean War prison camp

There are several spirited moments in South Korean film “Swing Kids”, a funny, delightful comedy drama movie about a group of different characters trying to do a tap dance performance at a Korean War prison camp. Although it starts to … Continue reading

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