Secretly, Greatly

Secretly, Greatly (2013)

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A group of spies called the 5446 Corps were trained by North Korean elite special forces since their youth, ostensibly towards the lofty goal of unifying Korea. They are ambitiously dispatched to South Korea, where each disguises himself as a fool, an aspiring singer, and a high school student. Passing boring time without receiving any orders from the North, they gradually get used to life as ordinary neighbors in a small town read moreuntil one day, their mundane lives are turned upside down when a "secret and great" mission is suddenly assigned to them.

  • Native title:

    은밀하게 위대하게
  • Also Known as:

    Covertness; Eunmilhage Widaehage

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Jun 7, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
Honestly this was probably one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. While the film had just about every genre in it, the most memorable was probably the comedy.
The action scenes were fun to watch and well executed but I was blown away by the comedic acting that Kim Soo Hyun presented. I never thought I'd be laughing so hard when I went to see this. Park Ki read more Woong was perfect in his role as a aspiring musician and also provided a lot of laughs. Lee Hyun Woo really was definitely the right choice for the role of the high school aged spy and his character's back-story was my personal favourite. Also the movie really showed the difference between idol actors and "real" actors in my opinion. I just can't imagine the movie being so good if they had used idols. The acting by these 3 rising stars was amazing and they just proved yet again how talented they really are.
Although I would have probably liked a different ending, I walked out of the theater happy. In fact, when the movie ended I was simply left wondering when it will be released on DVD because it has a huge rewatch value in my opinion - and is the type of movie that I would make everyone around me watch ^^

I'd recommend this movie to anyone looking for a good action film or a comedy. While there is a little bit of romance, it is definitely not an important/big part of the story.

Warning: this movie contains a lot of eye candy. not recommended for the weak at heart ;)
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Jun 4, 2014
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.5

I actually loved this movie for many of the reasons I've seen others criticize it. It is not a static movie. The tone, the atmosphere, and even the genre changes very quickly. I personally get very bored with most movies today because the moment it pops up, you can tell what the ending will be. Cliches upon cliches have been read more piling up in the movie industry lately. But this movie took an amazing risk by challenging that. It took what would have been yet another light hearted comedy and made you smile and feel good about the characters, and then twisted the situation. (Which is actually realistic. Imagine being a sleeper agent, getting used to being in a certain situation, living as normally as you can, and then your whole world is turned upside down with one order.) I liked that not every decision was spelled out. It felt more real that way. Instead, it makes the audience think, it makes them put themselves in the characters' positions. And damn did I cry, because I never dreamed it would end the way it did. And that is what I call a good movie.
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The execution is very different, but both follow a group of North Korean spies in South Korea who start to form relationships with each other and with their neighbors.
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kim soo hyun act as a spy in this movie and act as a dumb person,but actually he is a special force from his country who have a kind hearted, and at the end he was so cool as fighter he has a abs to...
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    Max 4 days ago - edited

    Great movie, reading the plot, i expected so much of this and i wasn't deceive. I recommend ;)

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    LPA 8 days ago

    Excellent movie. Amazing actors (two of my favorites from "To the Beautiful You" and "You Who Came from the Stars." Top ratings (9.5 out of 10)--just added to my "favorite movies " list. Worth watching every minute.

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    nyanko_sensei Jul 6, 2017

    I laughed so hard in the first part and ended up sobbing so hard for the last part.....

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    Bri Jun 19, 2017

    I'll have you know that I've only been crying for 2 hours T-T

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    Panda May 4, 2017

    i started watching while expecting it to be over-rated and its not.
    it really deserves the ratings and the praise.
    i thoroughly enjoyed it

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    Melodious May 4, 2017

    I had to wait 4 years to watch this movie. Was it worth the wait?


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    Nana8 May 3, 2017

    This movie plays with your emotions .__.

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    yuurei Apr 17, 2017

    Been four years and my emotions still feel real abused by this movie.

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    Luna Jan 13, 2017
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    sanasoufi Jan 4, 2017

    Fantastic movie! Thought it would be lame, but it turned out to be great fun! 10/10!

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    Hani Dec 25, 2016
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    SaraD Dec 12, 2016
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    NHK95 Aug 27, 2016

    way too many farewells before departing for my liking. nice movie though.

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    Elena Aug 17, 2016

    overrated but those main three..damn my gay heart.


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    South Korea
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  • Release Date:

    Jun 5, 2013
  • Duration:

    2 hr. 13 min.


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    8.4 (scored by 6,690 users)
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