Special Investigation Unit

Special Investigation Unit (2011)

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Ratings: 7.0/10 from 421 users
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Hot-blooded detective Kim Sung-Bum (Uhm Tae Woong) arrests criminals using his intuition. His partner Ho-Ryong (Joo Won) is young, confident, and intelligent. Ho-Ryong is also a criminal profiler who received training from the F.B.I. They now take on a new case...

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    Special Investigation Bureau ; Teuksoobon ; SIU ; Special Investigations Division ;

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Jun 9, 2012
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
I enjoyed watching this movie. This dark, twist bad-cop good-cop plot. Story line is not outstanding, there were some nice turn-ups I have to say, but overall this movie did not made me curious what will happened next.

If you like movies about dirty cops go ahead and watch it, you will like it. But if like this kind of movies and you watched a lot of them, this one will not read more surprised you in the good way.

Acting was great, mine eyes seek only for Joo Won of course ^^ but Uhm Tae Woong stole this movie from him. He was the shining star, actually whole story we see thought his eyes. There is nice chemistry between them, thought mutual goal characters can overcome their differences and finish what their started, fighting for justice. Even if truth isn't always what they want it to be.

Music good, whole instrumental gave me nice vibe thought the story. Great fit with the scenes.

Movie worth watching because of the actors, nice action movie with cool lines and even few funny moments.
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    Syranus May 23, 2016

    I dropped the movie after watching the first 35 minutes. I couldn't connect with the characters.

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    SSKF Oct 21, 2015 - edited

    Joo Won is great here. I love his acting and his dramas. He makes it worthwhile to watch a bad story - I'm looking at you 7th Grade.

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      Syranus May 23, 2016

      You meant 7th Level Civil Servant? I don't think you'd like it. Hee hee

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      SSKF May 23, 2016

      I liked the movie. He's excellent at playing hard, focused, dark characters. 7th Grade Civil Servant was... honestly, I don't even know what character that was. They emasculated the male lead and tried to make the female lead tough. She came off as selfish and unreasonable instead. Sorry for stepping on any toes. It's just my analysis and opinion. :)

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      Syranus May 25, 2016

      I couldn't agree more. I dropped 7th Level Civil Servant a long time ago. hee hee

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    Monax Oct 20, 2015

    I watch this just because of Joo won....he is so slim and his hair is somehow funny...but just like always his's doing so great...and the film is cool..worth to watch

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    green_tokki Apr 3, 2015 - edited

    I picked this up again after 2 years. Still slow, predictable but watchable.

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    Ahena Aug 1, 2014

    I dropped it in the middle. Maybe one day I'll coplete it for Joowon.

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    animefayinc Jan 28, 2014

    This movie has a nice poster, an interesting trailer, one of my favourite actors, my favourite genre... but I rated it an 8.

    And I don't even remember watching it.


    Time for a rewatch.

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    green_tokki May 22, 2013

    dropped it. it bored me in the middle

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    EJ_101 May 20, 2013

    uhm Tae Woong i need to watch this then....

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    moonlitebliz Jan 20, 2013

    Joo Won looked sooo hot here *_*

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    Bladey Aug 31, 2012

    uhm Tae Woong is fit for playing detectives, the synopsis doesn't sound exciting but since I like UTW, I'll give this one a try too. I feel he is rather underapreciated as an actor.

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    Hannah Jul 22, 2012

    Firstly, Joo Won was pretty hot in this.
    Secondly, I've seen many American Movies like this. So it was nothing different.
    But I'd still give it a 8/10. For the acting and the story.
    Enjoyed it.

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    Hannah Jul 14, 2012

    The cover looks so hot. And of course Joo Won. Aaah. i'm so gon' watch this.

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    Ashu Jun 7, 2012

    Honestly, the only reason I watched this was for Joo Won, but it turned out to be a pretty damn good action movie. It was a little confusing at times, but it was just.. great. I'll give it an 8/10.


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    South Korea
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  • Release Date:

    Nov 24, 2011
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 50 min.


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    7.0 (scored by 421 users)
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