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  • Movie: The King
  • Country: South Korea
  • Duration: 2 hr. 37 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 436 users)
  • Ranked: #591
  • Popularity: #1614
  • Members: 1,347
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Ratings: 8.1/10 from 436 users
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Ranked #591
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What is it like for a person of power to live in Korean society? Apparently, it’s like being royalty.
From childhood, Park Tae Soo yearned for power. Born in a poor family, he reigned over fellow students with his fist before he caught a glimpse of what he called “real power” -- the sight of his thug father being beaten up by a pencil-neck prosecutor. It was then that he decided topursue a career in law, the biggest symbol of power in the 90’s. After entering the most prestigious law school, experiencing democratic resistance in Korea, Tae Soo finally reaches his goal of becoming a prosecutor, but his life is no better than a salary man. By chance, he joins a clique of the powerful prosecutors with wealth and authority. He finally gets a taste of a life of the top hierarchy, but as he enjoys the sweetness of supremacy, he also sees the cruel side of it. Tae Soo soon realizes that real power comes at a price: forfeiting one’s conscience and pride. Entering star prosecutor Han Kang Shik’s inner circle, he slowly commences on a descent into corruption and ascent to power.

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jan 18, 2017
  • Duration: 2 hr. 37 min.
  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 436 users)
  • Ranked: #591
  • Popularity: #1614
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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5 people found this review helpful
Mar 26, 2017
Overall 9.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
If you like the exploration into corruption of power within people you're going to love this film.

This was a very interesting film, it explores what happens to corrupted people and consequences made to those people, however, the main protagonist Tae-soo (Played by Jo In sung) contrasts from other corrupted characters you see in other movies and dramas.

This movie is definitely original and well created, it'll give you all different kinds of emotions (if you get emotional throughout good films/dramas like me)

Also, Doo il (Played by Ryu Jun yeol) d a m n b oi, he looks fine af as a gangster, if you're a fan of Ryu Jun yeol you'll be sitting there waiting for him to come on scene because daMN.

I highly recommend this film, it's hard to talk about it without giving away spoilers but you won't be disappointed, this is a great film.

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3 people found this review helpful
Mar 6, 2017
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
wow just wow!! i mean how can it not be ..with such power house of talents

jo in sung - never ceases to amaze me....every time he acts he owns the charecter...so natural..not to mention his good looks
jung woo sung is so deadly & menacing..he fits the role to the T
but its ryu jun yeol who actually steals your heart ...a very nice role

on the whole this a well written & well casted movie ..there is no way that it will go wrong
highly recommend this :)
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