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.
Cast & Credits
- The performances of the lead actors are decent.
- The screenplay is for the most part gripping.
- The action sequences have been shot and executed quite well, most notably a terrific car chase.
- The film starts to get thrilling towards the end, and the climax is quite an unexpected as well as an amazing one.
- The story takes its time to set up, and in the process the writing at times turns a bit uneven.
- The editing is also not without its share of flaws, as the film could've been trimmed slightly.
- The dramatic aspect has not been handled very well.
Repeat value: Low
As a whole, THE SWINDLERS is an entertaining and a decently made crime action film which is worth watching watching once, if you're interested in movies of this kind.
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!!!