• Movie: The Tooth and the Nail
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: May 9, 2017
  • Duration: 1 hr. 49 min.
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older


  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 77 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #5542
  • Watchers: 272

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Set in the 1940's. When his fiance Ha Yeon dies in a fall, magician Suk Jin soon realizes her death was not a suicide, but a murder. Because she seemed to have a secret, Suk Jin seeks out the truth and so he meets Do Jin.

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: May 9, 2017
  • Duration: 1 hr. 49 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 77 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #5542
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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2 people found this review helpful
Jun 11, 2017
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
Based on the 1955 original by Bill Ballinger, about a magician who marries a woman and engages in the most unexpected events.
The story begins without a chronological order, with the magical traveler but on the run it becomes an elaborate conspiracy with the rich and international man ...
The film is not a book-like work, it has been adapted, yet it uses a similar framework but it brings involution or even all the attention to the book in this adaptation. Actually, the main cause of consternation in the trial is how the only physical evidence of a murder even happening is a hacked thumb.
The cast is reasonable motivation really very simple. Their relationship is the emotional foundation of all history, yet their chemistry is very frustratingly reduced to a moderately long romantic setting. Then there is the abrupt and surprisingly unambiguous conclusion, considering that we do not even know the basics of what is going on between the characters.
Cinematography is a bit flawed, although the scenery is very good, the events we see are flashbacks entirely from Seok-jin's perspective, when Seok-jin may or may not be dead due to the intentionally vague framing device. So the information we're getting is completely different from the information the characters are getting.
In general, "The Tooth and the Nail" is actually quite overwhelmed in its methodological sequence of events. A fairly basic revenge story disguised as a murder mystery.

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