Detective Oh Jeong-su is a detective for the homicide division. A killer appears who kills in a seemingly random manner. Detective Oh Jeong-su decides to take revenge against the killer, even if it forces him to work outside the law.
The movie is depressing, though interesting too. There are lots of violent scenes. but it's ok, I could watch it. I was thinking how the end will be, but I completely didn't suppose it! I though that Jeong Su had killed the priest, but he was a bait! In consequence, the guy took a revenge and he stayed at liberty...oO
Total lawlessness... This tittle is the best summary of this production.
okay...I can see both sides of the reviews below. I try to go into every movie looking for the best in it. And there is a lot of good in this one and some not so good. First of all, unless you are a fan of REALLY gritty crime/revenge movies, no way will you like it and you shouldn't even be here. I'm a huge fan of them, they comprise the vast majority of the movies I watch so I watched this with a very open mind as far as the content. The entire first 3/4 of the movie is a complete set-up for the last quarter. It spends the entire time, as the reviews say, piling on the MOST egregious, and obvious, injustices it can possibly think of. Time after time the 'system' fails to provide justice where it's needed. The last quarter is our protagonist's time to rectify this and provide his version of bloody justice. The ending moments were a nice surprise.
Sadly, what could have been a really really good crime/revenge movie was completely ruined for me by my previous viewing of and knowledge of Itaewon Homicide. Why this movie had to borrow so heavily from that event is incomprehensible to me and so unnecessary as to be idiotic. The performances and the production were quite good, but all of that was overshadowed by the blatant plagiarism of Itaewon. I cannot for the life of me imagine what the makers of this movie were thinking of. I liked everything about this movie except that. And it could so easily have been done right, that my frustration at the failure of what this movie could have been is just infuriating to me. The only thing I can think of, and it is a criticism that utterly ruins this movie if true, is that the makers were so intent on selling their movie by borrowing from those events that they purposely went this route. If so, it is disgusting beyond words. As a result, a movie that on the surface I would have given a solid 8 to for pure entertainment value, I am dropping to a 6. I hate to do it because a lot of work went into this movie, but if all that work was done just to ride on the backs of re-sensationalizing a true event to make money, I cannot abide giving it a higher rating.
(as you can tell...I'm not too happy with this one...sorry for ranting. I probably should have waited a day or 2 to write this. Thankfully I don't think many will be watching this movie nor seeing this comment!!!) :)