Jang Doo Chil, a con artist who had been reported dead after committing a grand fraud case is rumored to be alive. A prosecutor, Park Hee Soo, who was in collusion with the con man needs to eliminate him to avoid a corruption scandal. When tracking down the con man, Hee Soo meets another fraudster named Ji Sung who is also after the same man for a personal revenge. Realizing their mutual goals, they decide to team up, but with hidden motives. They then recruit other swindlers; Suk Dong, Choon Ja, and Chief Kim, to throw bait at Jang Doo Chil's right-hand man, Seung Gun. Edit Translation
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Story: The story was good. It had lots of layers to it with twists and turns...Definitely had some unpredictable points. I did predict a huge twist about half way through but that didn't stop me from enjoying the rest of the movie. If anything, it made it more interesting cuz I wanted to see if I was right and if I was right, how it would play out in the rest of the movie. The story definitely will entertain you.
Acting/Cast: I think the cast was AMAZING in this movie. Everyone played their role well to the point that it seemed that the role was written for them. The actors even had the facial expressions down PACKED! Everyone will find one character that they will love or root for in this movie and because of the story, you have no idea what these character's agendas are...It is just brilliant! Also Who doesn't love Hyun Bin in a suit?!
Music: I always find it hard to review the music because it is the last thing I notice in a drama or movie so I don't really have anything to say for music because I don't really remember noticing it or noticing anything special about it.
Rewatch: I will totally watch this movie again. It is just a nice entertaining movie to put on when you want to relax and get enjoyment out of a movie.
Overall: If you like movies like Oceans Eleven and The Heist, you will love this movie. It is just a fun ride of pure entertainment...also HYUN BIN IN SUITS!!!
Truth to be told, I am a big fan of con movies and because of that, it's not that hard to please me, I'll buy everything. That said, I believe there are more or less three types of con movies:
~ "complex con story that just clicks by the end and makes everything clear"
~ "complex and unrealistic con story that is just a pure entertainment"
~ bad con movies
This movie fits perfectly into the first category. The moment you think you understand what is going on and what are the motivations behind all the characters, it twists it all... many times. It also has my favorite element: con artist conning other con artists. This allows me to not feel guilt towards whoever get's screwed and just enjoy the ride.
The movie had my blood boiling few times, got me to laugh at times: overall, definitely evoked some emotional reaction. It ended on the satisfying note and got me excited. The performance of the cast was extremely good, especially from Hyun Bin, Yoo Ji Tae and Park Sung Woong, which should not be surprising. There were quite a few plot twists I did not predict, and some I was happy that happened.
The plot is not some grand scheme that involved x number of important characters. It's kept local, with smaller cast but rather than making this less spectacular, it gives this feelings of a bit more realizm (if we even can talk about levels of realizm with con artist movies) which helped me get more involved in the story.
To summarize: Everything is a lie in this movie and everyone is conning everyone. And I enjoyed it a lot.