A Violent Prosecutor

A Violent Prosecutor (2016)

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Byun Jae Wook is a short-tempered prosecutor with a propensity for violence, famous for his tough investigations and who only pursues the truth. When a suspect under his interrogation is found dead, Jae Wook is arrested, falsely accused of murder and imprisoned for 15 years . While in jail, he plans out his revenge mission and finds the most talented criminals in the ward to help him out. Five years later, Jae read moreWook meets good-looking, brilliant con artist and schemer Chi Won in prison. Feeling he could carry out his plan outside of prison, Jae Wook gets Chi Won acquitted, using his knowledge as a former prosecutor. Jae Wook’s ragtag team of ex-cons will now enact a revenge plan against the organization that framed him.

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Jun 11, 2016
  • Overall 8.0
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A predictable and fun movie. Typical comedy-detective (common plot and happy ending), I wonder if this genre combination is a hit in Korea, considering Veteran and Accidental Detective are popular before Violent Prosecutor.

Seems like this movie purposely doesn't give its viewer a chance to guess or some curiosity feelings who is the bad guy or how the case will be solved. Because they already told who is the bad guy from read more the start of the movie, what's the motive and what's the crucial point of the main case. It's a fast pace story at the beginning, this movie is more focused on Byun Jae-wook's life in prison while he also attempt to prove his innocent. It's kinda reminds me of Prison Break or Shawshank Redemption, but it's not as serious as them. This movie shows how rotten prison system and attorney because of corruption and politic. Typical right? haha.

Byun Jae-wook was portrayed as a genius prosecutor so he can handle how harsh prison life is easily. Such as how he manipulate warden, prison officials and all the residents, how to smuggle forbidden stuff from outside prison and so on. Soon he became the ruler in the prison who was followed by all the prison residents. Han Chi Won is a smart swindler, typical a free kid (actually his character reminds me of Jung Joon Young tho). They were met in prison and dealt to work together with mutual advantages by combining their skill. A duo combination of heroes is not a new thing, but their journey is fun to be followed in this movie. The comedy is not exaggerate, but still can make you smile sometimes. The action was also just fine. But there is no remarkable character here despite the cast line were so good.

I like this movie tho, because it's harmless, the story was delivered well and clear, 100% happy ending, smart and strong main leads. A good choice to be watched with your family.
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    kat May 28, 2017

    very funny movie with dong won!! the begining is boring but it starts to get really exciting!!

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    XingBack Feb 19, 2017 - edited

    does anyone know where I can watch this with good quality subs?

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      XingBack Mar 2, 2017

      Thank you so much, I'm going to watch it very soon ^^

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    sanasoufi Jan 5, 2017

    Not sure why some claim this was predictable? I haven't seen a Korean movie like this before, very refreshing and different. 9/10.

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    souldoc70 Dec 18, 2016

    The story is pretty predictable but still entertaining. Kang Dong Won was superb here,definitely show stealer! And 180 degree change from his role in The Priests. However I find Veteran much more engaging and YAI was stellar there. Still highly recommended

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    louloudi Nov 10, 2016

    Kang Dong Won never disappoints you.For sure he had other previous greater performances ( see Duelist , Maundy Thursday,Haunters) but seeing him on screen it's always a satisfaction.Lol, his dance moves are to kill.His high IQ and diploma as mechanic engineer makes him even more attractive.I m a big fan of the whole cast and they gave me two very pleasant hours of entertainment.

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    bmore Jun 10, 2016

    Nice popcorn movie. Nothing new in the plot or script . Even so, it's an enjoyable couple hours at the movie on a lazy day.

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    rheabiel May 18, 2016 - edited

    I didn't like it and Kang Dong Won is one of my favorite korean actors but he didn't make me like the movie. I feel like it was lacking, and KDW was forcing his acting. Hwang Jeong Min wasn't great in this either. Boring and typical story, predictable. Of all Kang Dong Won movies I have watched, this one is the only movie I rated 7.

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      Takai May 26, 2016

      Where did you find the subs?

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      rheabiel May 27, 2016

      just search it in subscene, you will find it there. The sub isn't that great though

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      Takai May 28, 2016

      Yeah, unfortunately those are no good. Might be bearable if I knew Korean a little bit. Sigh. The wait continues. Thanks anyway.

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    Loved this movie ^_^ *watched it with very poorly translated Eng. subs from 'subscene' but I couldn't wait any longer for good subs b/c I wanted to watch it so badly! lol* - *I will probably re-watch it later when accurate good subs come out* ;) I had fun watching this, I laughed a lot - especially when it came to Kang Dong Won's character! Every expression and antic he'd pull had me giggling lol I loved how they paired him up with Hwang Jeong Min's character - they were an excellent team! I honestly wanted to watch more when it ended lol - Awesome fun movie - it couldn't pull me away :)

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    rheabiel Apr 28, 2016

    anyone know where I can find the English subtitle for this movie? I've been dying to watch this but cant find anything with English subs :(

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    mrwyoo Jan 21, 2016

    saw the v app thingy of this, it was awesome. love egg XD

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    Kei Jan 2, 2016

    I'm so gonna watch this!The casts are amazing!

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    NewKDramaAddict Dec 19, 2015

    Hoping it comes to a theater near you....like The Priests and Veteran did!!!


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    South Korea
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  • Release Date:

    Feb 3, 2016
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    2 hr. 6 min.


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    8.1 (scored by 683 users)
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