The Prison



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5 people found this review helpful
May 11, 2017
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Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 6.5
It looks like an American movie with a Korean twist.
In terms of the story itself, I think the film did a good job, it has action scenes and suspense interspersed with more elaborate scenes and long dialogues.

Negatively, or rather, cliché is because of the infamous little black bone of the villains, it is always the same model and brand, it becomes annoying.

The ending of the film is also a big negative point, I can not go into detail for obvious reasons, but let's just say that everything accumulates to an almost unbearable level of intensity.
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1 people found this review helpful
Mar 28, 2018
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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 8.0

- The performances of Kim Rae-won and Han Suk-kyu are excellent.
- The action scenes have been shot and executed very well.
- The film is very well edited and there are no boring scenes in the film; it's very gripping.
- The screenplay is excellent and watertight. Unpredictability of most of the sequences makes it even better.
- The climax is quite excellent and very effective.



Repeat value: Yes

THE PRISON is an extremely well-made crime action film which serves the viewers with the best stuff it has.

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Jan 7, 2018
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Overall 8.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
Another Korean crime movie, another story about corrupt government officials. It always makes me wonder if I'm just watching the same story in a slightly different form.

EVEN so, the story was well-executed and acted that I was glued to my screen throughout the movie.

Kim Rae-won and Han Seok Kyu, the two main leads, are both fantastic. Kim Rae-won's grit, perseverance, and desperation to avenge his brother is clear and wins you over quickly at the start of the show. Han Seok Kyu, despite playing an evil character, commands the screen every time he is in a scene and makes you root for him even though he is truly a despicable character. There are a few other actors who would hold top billing in their own right but played supporting characters in this movie, to add to the star quality already leading the movie.

The story escalates quickly to a thrilling end, and I was pretty satisfied with the way the story was resolved and how it ended.

As for music, the use of instrumental music to build up the suspense of certain scenes is one of the better ones I've seen amongst other Korean action movies.

A very entertaining watch with some great performances from the leads.

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