Assassination (2015)

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Set in the 1930's, an assassination plot, intended to take out a pro-Japanese group, takes place. Assassins and agents from the Korean interim government gather together. Sniper An Ok-Yoon is the leader of the assassin group. She takes on this mission due to her strong desire to see Korea's independence. Yeom Seok-Jin is an agent from the interim government. He plans out the assassination and gives orders to An Ok-Yoon's group. Hawaii read morePistol is a contract killer within the group.

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Jun 14, 2016
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
Loved this movie! As an action movie, it has a great storyline, plot twists and great action scenes and also emotional scenes. I have always loved movies based in that era of espionage and conspiracy.
Acting wise, Jeon ji hyun was amazing as always. The story has her character in the limelight and she made her character shine. The cast was awesome with Lee Jung jae and Ha jung woo in the leading roles.
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Jan 15, 2016
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 5.5
  • Rewatch Value 5.5
Without doubt, this film has a Korean nationalistic appeal, due to its historical context. It’s a pretty positive portrayal of Korean independence fighters, but without full knowledge of the Korean independence movement in the relevant time period, it’s hard for me to comment on this aspect.

But, if we can separate it from the historical context and accuracy or lack of it, the movie itself, as a classic good-vs-evil action thriller, is read more pretty entertaining and exciting. The appeal of it is boosted by its star-studded cast; if it had been a B-list cast it might not have been so popular or well-executed. Lee Jung-jae and Ha Jung Woo in particular are excellent in this. They have great screen presence and are positively smouldering, stealing the limelight in any scene they are featured in. Jeon Ji Hyun does a decent job, especially with the action scenes she was handed.

A thrilling action movie you’ll definitely enjoy.
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Ok, that's a long shot, but I have a theory there wouldn't be Chicago Typewriter without a Hawaii Pistol hype. If you want more 1930s badassery, resistance fighters and a decent cinematography, go for Assassination.
Assassination is more action/plot twists oriented, while Chicago Typewriter focuses on a friendship/love triangle with a literary theme.
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    LenaKove Jun 29, 2017
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    namopanik May 22, 2017 - edited

    if that was an 'Ashes and Diamonds' reference in the end, I'm super hyped right now.

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    namopanik May 22, 2017 - edited

    in case anyone wondered, kissasian subs are still funny. Go for the link below, it redirects to good ones.
    / lol, I'm starting to think that all those scenes of Jun Ji Hyun being clueless about human ways of eating in LOTBS were a pingback to this movie!

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    zuojenn Apr 9, 2017

    good movie 8/10

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    nighrtwing Feb 2, 2017 - edited

    An excellent thriller-action powerhouse movie to be remembered. It is imperfect, but tremendously enjoyable. I would rate it as a solid 9.0, but you can try this out as a 8.5 if you're either unoptimistic or strongly critic — but believe me, I already am.

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    Kizzofdeath Jan 7, 2017

    I loved it ! Awesome Movie "You" yes YOU must watch this :P

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    Kizzofdeath Jan 7, 2017
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    XingBack Dec 24, 2016 - edited

    The subs for this made me really confused... These kind of movies are not my type, but it was great, the acting was amazing, the costumes were beautiful... Jeon Ji Hyeon is really the strongest actress I have seen, her acting was beautiful, the character she played was truly mesmerizing... I personally have not seen such a well played character before, I hope to see more... I used to like Jeon Ji Hyeon, but now I'm her fan...

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      XingBack Jan 7, 2017

      Thank you so much, where were you before I watched this ;p
      Right now I have a long list of "to watch movies", but I'll definitely rewatch this again, because it deserves it ^^

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      Kizzofdeath Jan 8, 2017 - edited

      I'm glad i was able to help. yes u must rewatch it because it's amazing :) JJh really the Good Here

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      XingBack Jan 8, 2017

      I didn't need the subs to know she's amazing here ;p
      But seriously after this I watched a couple of her movies, and she steals the show even as a supporting character.

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      Kizzofdeath Jan 9, 2017

      true i loved her when i watched her Drama MY love from another star.

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    reyhane Apr 21, 2016 - edited

    This movie was really awesome
    I love everything about it

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    NewKDramaAddict Apr 1, 2016 - edited

    Slow start at the beginning; however, once the real 'party' started when they returned to Korea, the movie was so, so good!!

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    Closeacademy Jan 30, 2016

    It's on netflix now.

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    chebu Dec 9, 2015

    excellent movie!

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    LAdydyLA Nov 16, 2015

    highly recommended!

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    Chrisstina Nov 9, 2015 - edited

    *In my head all the time* Hawaii Pistol, Hawaii Pistol. ♥ He was such a badass!
    Jung Ji Hyun- diva for eternity. She was magnificent. I'm seriously out of words for her. I believe no matter what I say it will be too little for her perfomance here. ;)
    Oh and that tiny bitsy romance part was such a pleasure. It was small, but powerful and strong.

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      Kizzofdeath Jan 7, 2017

      i finished this movie last night and I adored Hawaii Pistol too he's totayl Badass


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    Jul 22, 2015
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    2 hr. 20 min.


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