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In Beirut in 1986, during the Lebanese civil war, a Korean diplomat was taken hostage without a trace. Two years pass, and long forgotten, a young diplomat, Min Jun, receives a phone call proving that the hostage is still alive. With the given mission, Min Jun is sent to Beirut to save the hostage with a bag of ransom money. (Source: Letterboxd) Edit Translation

  • English
  • Français
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Aug 2, 2023
  • Duration: 2 hr. 12 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 241 users)
  • Ranked: #3689
  • Popularity: #8473
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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kdramadreaming
3 people found this review helpful
Aug 28, 2023
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Overall 8.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.5

Fun and entertaining

Unofficial Operation (2023)

This movie is based on a true story about a Korean diplomat who goes to Lebanon to rescue another Korean diplomat from kidnapping.

Ha Jung Woo is best at playing this kind of character, while Ju Ji Hoon was great as the taxi driver who helps with the rescue. Their bromance worked well as they are close in real life so the acting felt natural.

There's some action, like the car chase scene similar to MI, the feels of the movie like Mogadishu. And there was a bit of comedy too. Though the last 10 mins became a bit dramatic compared to the overall tone of the movie.

It doesnt offer anything new to the genre, but as HJW and JJH said in their interviews, this was supposed to be great movie to watch and enjoy with the whole family (and i agree!). Try to watch on the big screen!

Rating: 8.5/10

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Anthojay
1 people found this review helpful
Sep 16, 2023
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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10

Superb duo and superb action

Extremely brilliant storytelling and highly intense action sequences, the director who got his fame with Kingdom series surely never disappoints with this diplomat ransom storyline. The chemistry between Ha Jung Woo and Ju Ji Hoon is impeccable as their characters went through an oddball collab to rescue the kidnapping of a Korean diplomat in a war torn country. The humor within it is subtle but cleverly implemented, and the action is packed with strong impact as they've made one of the best car fight scenes ever in the Korean cinematic history. The ending is especially tear jerking, mixing with complicated diplomatic relations while stressing the importance of media freedom and democratic society, what a meaningful action movie this is.

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  • Movie: Ransomed
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Aug 2, 2023
  • Duration: 2 hr. 12 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 241 users)
  • Ranked: #3689
  • Popularity: #8473
  • Watchers: 945

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