Detective Han Do Kyung, who for years has been secretly doing dirty work for the corrupt mayor Park Sung Bae, is now pressured by a ruthless prosecutor Kim Cha In to cooperate in an investigation against the mayor. Feeling trapped, Han persuades his young partner Moon Sun Mo to take over his work for the mayor, but things start to get tangled in unpredictable ways. As things are getting worse, only the evilest survive in this dog-eat-dog world. (Source: CJ Entertainment) Edit Translation
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There will be a lot of blood in the movie. If you are weak to such movies, then don't watch it (it has some brutal and disturbing scenes).
I like the fact that the lead has some flaw in his character. He is by no means a good cop. But by the end of the day he some good points and what happened to him is just some tragedy. One of the best Korean suspense and thriller movie.
ASURA completely belongs to Jung Woo-sung, who handsomely plays his part. This time, I was seriously impressed with Hwang Jung-min. I haven't seen any other of his films except this one and the disappointing NEW WORLD, but I can say that this is his like the best performance he's ever delivered. No words for Kwak Do-won: he's an actor who plays every single role naturally and as usual, brilliantly.
The screenplay of the film is fully engaging with decent performances, action sequences, chases and everything you can expect from the film. And there's not only brutality: there's a lot more than that in this film. It raises questions which we perhaps come across daily. The answers lie in the questions themselves.
The action is this film's biggest strength. The well-choreographed action has a great repeat value as well. It's excellent enough to satisfy any action lover. Besides, the emotional scenes too generate emotions from the viewers, and in the end, you realize what anything bad can lead to.
ASURA is indeed the perfect example of how mad we the humans actually are. It doesn't only entertain you with its high-octane action but also strips before you the layers of madness a human mind has and can have.