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  • Movie: No Mercy
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Jan 7, 2010
  • Duration: 2 hr. 5 min.
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 290 users)
  • Ranked: #1038
  • Popularity: #3271
  • Watchers: 668

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No Mercy
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Ratings: 8.0/10 from 290 users
# of Watchers: 668
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Ranked #1038
Popularity #3271
Watchers 290

In this edgy, tightly-crafted crime thriller, noted pathologist, Professor Kang Min Ho, is retiring to spend more time with his beloved daughter. But when a beautiful, young woman turns up mutilated, he is drawn into one last case.
Working alongside sharp and pretty rookie detective Min Seo Yeong, the investigation soon points to Lee Sung Ho, a respected environmental activist. When Lee confesses, it seems the murder is solved. But the evidence just doesn’t add up, police are baffled and Kang continues to seek clues.
When his daughter is kidnapped, it’s the ultimate showdown between a desperate father and a cold-blooded murderer with a hidden agenda… and it’s a twisting line between justice and vengeance.
(Source: CJ Entertainment)

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jan 7, 2010
  • Duration: 2 hr. 5 min.
  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 290 users)
  • Ranked: #1038
  • Popularity: #3271
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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Completed
lexie_0212
13 people found this review helpful
Apr 5, 2012
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
This movie has a really good storyline! I usually don't watch intense movies like this, but it was worth it! I was at the edge of my seat during a lot of the movie, and so was my family. Every scene has a connection to the crime, if you don't pay attention to certain parts you might not get what happens. The reason the rewatch value isn't as high is because after you watch it the first time, you already know what will happen so your experience might not be as exciting as the first time. To watch this movie you have to just pay attention, it's amazing, I LOVED it, one of my faves :) (first review, hope this was helpful)

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manicmuse
6 people found this review helpful
May 5, 2013
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
No Mercy is as Intense revenge thriller, that certainly lives up to it's name. The story is well told from start to finish. The ending is unexpected, but doesn't feel gimmicky like some twist endings I've seen. As revenge thrillers go, this one is near perfect.

The story itself has a lot of familiar thriller elements. There's a murder mystery, a kidnapping, a race against time, and a cunning criminal behind it all. Ryoo Seung Bum is great as the subtle, and unsuspecting, mastermind Lee Seong Hyo. I liked that he wasn't a crazy over the top villain. It made him seem more sinister. He is matched against forensic expert Kang played by Sol Kyung Gu, and tenacious rookie detective Min Seo-yeong played by Han Hye Jin. Sol Kyung Gu was great, but I was a little less impressed with Min Seo-yeong. There was nothing wrong with how she played the character, but she just seemed a little timid and forgettable for my taste. There was also an obnoxious cop, who seemed too much like comic relief to me. Still, the entire cast was pretty solid, although the real star of this movie is the script.

In the beginning the plot is pretty slow, but trust me when I say that you'll want to pay attention to all that's going on. I was reminded of other thrillers that I love (Silence of the Lambs, Se7en, Primal Fear) but I think No Mercy is still an original. I had no idea how it would all end until the very end. Now that I know the whole story, I am curious to watch it again from that perspective, but I admit that some of the suspense will be gone. I also want to warn viewers that there are some very graphic moments, but nothing explicit without a reason.

I know it gets compared to Old Boy a lot, even by the friend who recommended it to me, but unlike Old Boy's over the top revenge ending, this ending was just brutally haunting.

I think this is a must see for any fan of revenge thrillers, or if you just want to be told a great story (even if it's not a happy one).

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