• Movie: The King’s Case Note
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Apr 26, 2017
  • Duration: 1 hr. 54 min.
  • Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older


  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 254 users)
  • Ranked: #1083
  • Popularity: #3322
  • Watchers: 672

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A clever King and his brilliant chronicle keeper hunt for the truth behind a crime that threatens the throne and the stability of the country.
(Source: CJ Entertainment)

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Apr 26, 2017
  • Duration: 1 hr. 54 min.
  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 254 users)
  • Ranked: #1083
  • Popularity: #3322
  • Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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2 people found this review helpful
Mar 26, 2018
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
I actually didn't intend to write a review for this. But since there's only one submitted so far, I thought one more opinion can't hurt.

The King's Case Note is not a movie with deep meaning but purely for your enjoyment. It's about a king and his scribe who together investigate strange occurrences which turn out to be part of a conspiracy (again). I know, it's nothing new, I thought the same. The beginning was a bit slow and unspectacular, and the plot was very predicable.

But I still enjoyed the movie because of its cast. The further I watched the more the characters and their bonds (even though only shallow) grew on me. Lee Sun Gyun just has this special charm and his voice is like a clever bait or something. Silky as honey. Then there's his acting which always gives his characters something unique. He played his majesty and was striking. He was fun to watch and by no means stuck up or something but rather flexible in his actions - and still preserved his royal demeanor.

Even though the story itself was not new or deeply impressive, the dialogues and comedy were still amusing. And together with some other colorful elements, it felt like a historical steampunk movie that doesn't take itself too serious.

Whether you watch this to pass some time or to enjoy the hidden gems in this (aka Jung Hae In or Jang Young Nam), it's definitely not a complete waste.

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1 people found this review helpful
Jun 11, 2017
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 6.0
Even during the Joseon Dynasty, the problem came from the north. A conspiracy of court officials anxious to protect their power and privilege will foster and exploit the malaise of the north, but the king is unusually educated and assertive. Of course, that's exactly why they started conspiring against him in the first place. He will be king against court in Moon Hyun-sung ...
Although classified as a comedy its key element is adventure and a little action to give the ideal seasoning the plot. An investigative film of very fast narrative, a blink and you will not know where that evidence was found.
The cast is a show apart, as Lee Sun-kyun the boldly corrupt cop is electrically charismatic as the stubbornly virtuous king. Just as Ahn Jae-hong provides comic relief without being excessive. Jung Hae-in gives us some stunning action scenes as the King's bodyguards.
Overall, "The King's Case Note" is astute, cinematography is one of the best reflecting well the period, the negative point is the form of the investigative elements, well in the style "Scooby Doo" against start the courtesies machinations of betrayal gave originality , Resulting in a very entertaining film. Recommended for fans of historical mysteries and thrillers.

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