• Movie: The Drug King
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Dec 19, 2018
  • Duration: 2 hr. 19 min.
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)


  • Score: 7.0 (scored by 96 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #5380
  • Watchers: 307

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The Drug King
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Ratings: 7.0/10 from 96 users
# of Watchers: 307
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Ranked #99999
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Set in Busan, South Korea during the 1970s, Lee Doo Sam works as a drug smuggler. Kim In Goo, a public prosecutor, attempts to take down Lee Doo Sam.
(Source: AsianWiki)

~~Based on the Japanese Invasion, a drug king sells drugs to China and Japan and uses the money on Joseon Independence movement.

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Dec 19, 2018
  • Duration: 2 hr. 19 min.
  • Score: 7.0 (scored by 96 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #5380
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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4 people found this review helpful
Feb 24, 2019
Completed 0
Overall 6.5
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
I was so hyped for this movie when I first discovered its production. Song Kang-ho, Bae Doo-na, directed by Woo Min-ho. All of this combined with 70's crime? I was immediately sold. When the first reviews started coming in when subs where nowhere to be found, I got scared. Oh god, most people give it 5/10? Will this movie really disappoint? How can it be. Then it suddenly got a Netflix release. Turns out it's a "Netflix original", a title smacked on movies that are never any better than mediocre. Oh well, atleast I'll have subs now. Let's watch.

Well, I understand why the reviews were low. Did I hate the movie? No. Did I regret watching it? Hell no. Was I dissapointed? A little. Most people complain about the story being all over the place. I disagree. It wasn't all over the place because it was clear at all times what was going on. The issue was that you understand what's going on, you just don't understand WHY this is being shown. After a while, this drags on. The movie is 140 minutes, while it could aswell have been 100 minutes.

I wouldn't recommend this to anyone with a huge backlog. There are many movies with this cast that are a lot better. Woo Min-ho's Inside Men, Song Kang-ho's Memories of Murder or A Taxi Driver, and so on.

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