Haunters (2010)

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After losing his job at a scrap metal yard, Kyu-Nam finds a new job at a small pawn shop named Utopia. He is immediately drawn to the family atmosphere at Utopia, working with his new boss Jung-Sik and boss's daughter Young-Sook. Unfortunately for Kyu-Nam, his moment of happiness will only be fleeting.
Cho-In lived through a brutal childhood. He has had to use a prosthetic leg since an early age, grew up read morewith an abusive father and lived with a mother who at one point attempted to kill her own son out of despair. Cho-In also possesses an awe-inspiring supernatural gift. Cho-In can control other people's minds when they are within his field of sight.
One fateful day, Cho-In walks into the Utopia pawn shop to steal whatever money exists in the safe. Not expecting much resistance, Cho-In is surprised to find one man at the Utopia pawn shop is able to break free from his mind control abilities. That man is Kyu-Nam. Cho-In then resorts to killing the owner of pawn shop to make his escape. All of this is captured on CCTV.
An epic battle will soon occur between these two people with supernatural abilities and nothing to lose.

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Jul 12, 2011
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
This movie had potential...but while it wasn't a bad movie, it failed to live up to it's potential in my eyes. It didn't explain why anything really happened, and the last 5 minutes left me scratching my head. Other than that, i LOVED the use of foreigners speaking perfect Korean as the two side characters. The music conveyed the mood perfectly. As for rewatch value, it's an alright movie to rewatch. Overall read more this movie is getting an 8, mainly because i felt like it didnt explain a lot of stuff.
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Jan 21, 2014
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
The story line for this drama is very straight forwarded and the actors did a very good job in bring there characters to life. However, this movie brings a lot of question on how Im got so strong and indestructible, or if there are others that can control people as well. Yet over all it's a simple movie with a simple plot that just happened to bring many brain teasers to the read more possibilities of the human mind and body. I would recommend this movie just for the great effort that every actor put into this movie despite the complex storyline.
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Action and psychological with super enhance humans. Of course, an epic battle scenes ensures.
Recommended by nana858
this is the japanese version of haunters. the storyis the same but if u do like haunters, you probably gonna like this movie too
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    peaceminushana Jul 20, 2017

    If I wasn't so tired this would've probably been good...

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    Vee Jan 14, 2017

    Reminds me of DRAMAtical Murder anime

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    Dani Dani Jun 26, 2016
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    rxargyros Jun 4, 2016 - edited

    falling in love with this best plot.. Gonna rewatched it over & over again til, I passout!

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      Eva Nov 1, 2016

      Did you pass out?

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    andyinspirit Dec 10, 2015

    This movie has a great story BUT ACTING IS DAMN BAD! WTF ?! Just don't watch this . . . waste of time, trust me. If you are into korean movies for a loooong looong time just skip this one.

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    Hana85 Aug 26, 2015

    What the f...!):

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    Ace Jun 8, 2015

    I really don't know what to think of this movie. The one guy basically has a geass and the other can take a hell of a beating. It did make me laugh a lot though and that one scene was sad, though most the times I was just like wth? Can't really take it seriously but it's an ok watch just don't expect much.

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    MinaVIP Oct 15, 2014 - edited
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      Totalt Dec 2, 2014
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      MinaVIP Dec 2, 2014

      Thanks for replying! I really like your theory too. Honestly, it makes more sense than what I first thought out in my head xD haha, thanks!

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      Totalt Dec 2, 2014

      No worries ^^ The theory only came to life after reading yours x)

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    GoEunChanDaddict Sep 13, 2014

    just watched this movi and i totally fell in love with it
    (waring: spoilers are following)

    i don't know why either it's such an interesting movie
    the whole movie you're like trying to figure out what the hell is going on and in the end he did what he wanted to do
    at the end i was just like duhh xD i don't know the ending was really weird but i loved the acting of kang dong won was realy good
    i quite liked it that he actually saved her life before he dies that was quiet interesting
    the part where he wants to shoot his mom and decided not to was a little confusing he hated her and not hated her at all
    i couldn't figured out these people who wants to kill just everyone just because they think everyone hates them and then they can't kill one person
    why did he choose to live like that and why did he killed all those people?
    why did he decide to use his powers?
    he could just lived a normal live without even using them
    i mean when he can switch between controlling them and not controlling them at all why did he choose to control them? just because he hated everyone for hating him? that's why he wanted to use his powers? it's just too confusing for me
    and in the end he even said he just wanted to live and i'm like yeah you stupid person then why did you choose to live like that? totally confusing to me
    what about ou guys do you feel the same?
    but anyways the film was really moving and i loved it anyways despide the confusing fact of the plot

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    nayosh Feb 6, 2014

    could've been better

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    rainecat Dec 17, 2013

    The ending wasn't that bad. Overall, the movie had a different way of explaining what was going on. The ending just followed that style. But it made sense to me...they just don't spell it out for you in a conventional way. Now whether the style works...well...depends on the person.

    The movie has suspense. A perhaps a bit of a mystery element considering ppl seem unsure what is going on. xD

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      BB26 Nov 25, 2013

      oh and that person playing Ali, he was singing a Turkish song in the car and I was like: T_T A Turkish person singing a Turkish song in a Korean movie.... <3

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    Naam Nov 18, 2013

    Saw this movie about a year ago.
    Didn't really understand what happened after the middle part.
    Not a bad movie, but not the best one I've seen.

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    Maddallina Oct 21, 2013

    i loved it!!!

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    bluemoon_onna Sep 26, 2013

    What kind of ending was that?!!! started so good but the ending was unbelievably stupid. Grrrrrr...


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    South Korea
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  • Release Date:

    Nov 10, 2010
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 54 min.


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    7.6 (scored by 1,301 users)
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