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A not so smart female killer is hired to kill a popular singer. The killer then kidnaps the popular singer and tries to kill him in a bold manner which the customer requested, but the police arrive. Edit Translation

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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Nov 15, 2012
  • Duration: 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Score: 6.8 (scored by 4,968 users)
  • Ranked: #41208
  • Popularity: #592
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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59 people found this review helpful
Jan 18, 2013
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
Warning: This movie contains some mildly inappropriate scenes ^^" (Mildly inappropriate as in, if your parents walked in on you watching some of those scenes, they might gasp a bit, and you might fidget uncomfortably in your chair/bed, but that's it)

Ok, first off, there has been a TON, and I mean a whole lot of bad ratings/reviews for this movie. Because of this, I can honestly say I was very hesitant to watch this movie, judging from the reviews. But... I still watched it so I could judge for myself :)

So to start, it's not like the bad ratings didn't have a point. Let me make this a little clearer for you guys. The movie was not HORRIBLE, per se, but if you're one of those people who enjoy romantic, action/adventure, melodramatic genres which evoke those deep feelings inside of you, this movie is definitely NOT for you. It is a light-hearted movie with no real "deep" meaning behind it. So if you're one of those people who enjoy watching comedic movies, this MIGHT be the movie for you (and let's face it, there's definitely some crime and a little action mixed up in there somewhere too). Continue reading if you want to know more ;)

Story: I can sum my feelings up in one word: Meh. It's not like the storyline was a BAD idea, but I felt it was the kind of plot which would have been amazing had it started off a 20+ episode drama. However, being made into a movie, the plot didn't reach it's full potential and therefore was a little repetitive (let me just say that he didn't get kidnapped just once, nor did he try to escape just once- and that was in a hour and half movie). And yes, the storyline sped by WAY too fast, and it left me blankly staring at the screen for a solid 15 minutes just to figure out if I had the facts right.

Acting/Cast: No complaints here. The acting was quite good, it didn't seem superficial at all (except when purposely made to look superficial), and I enjoyed watching them. Let's face it. Jae Joong might be some very sweet eye candy, but his acting didn't lack at all. Also, Ji Hyo did a very good job with her two-sided character. All the other minor characters also did an amazing job, making me crack a smile here or there.

Music: Honestly, I don't even remember hearing any music in the movie. It's one of those movies which don't really need music to get the point across, or to evoke feeling from the watchers. But since I didn't cringe because of completely mismatched, horrible sounding "music", I gave it a 7.

Rewatch Value: I'm quite surprised at myself wanting to watch it again. It's the first time I've ever even thought of rewatching a movie right after I finished watching it. Reasons? It's short, funny (some people may disagree), and well, why not?

Overall: It might not be as funny as some other dramas/movies I watched, but I don't regret watching it. In fact, if you're thinking of watching this right now, I suggest you do it with a couple of your drama lover friends, with a bowl of popcorn with you and a comfortable place to sit and enjoy. It didn't make me laugh as in tears-streaking-down-my-face-rolling-on-the-floor-OHSHOOTCRAMPS, but there were many times when I smiled and chuckled a bit. And let's face it. Most of the time, I was just smiling at Jae Joong and his adorable character ^^

P.S. If you're a fan of Jae Joong, I just want to tell you that he is so hot in this movie, that you'll find yourself wanting to open a window. JS.

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19 people found this review helpful
Jan 17, 2013
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 3.0
No matter what is to come I ENJOYED this movie.
Lets face it its not great but its not bad either. ( lots of flims out there that are not great but perfectly fine to watch)
I was reading the other reviews...i question the scores....either they are being bais or i just have compelety diffrent view.
I'm scoring this based what i saw ...

Comedy: It was enjoyable, It was fuuny. i laughed :D

STORY: It seems simple..but quite the twsit you face at the end. The story was meant to be one of those that you laugh through the goffiness then bam! you realise what was really happening . HOWEVER .....I think it wasn't told in the best way. the end i thought was rushed. i was left totally confused with everything being revealed at once with not enough time to comprehend. I suggest rewatching the end.

ACTING: JJ i would say did a great job. i'm maybe his got personal experience...SJH however...did not do a good job with her character . can't say i understood her very well.(acting aside..she was super cute)

MUSIC:(IN THE MOVIE) the songs themselves are fine. However the way that they are pesented was just...chessy(?) felt forced.

Would i rewatch?
No. not really maybe cuts from it..there were some funny bits i would rewatch.

Not the best MADE film. The actors were fine nothing horrible. it was more of a for the fansmovies... so if you love JJ or SJH or both..GO FOR IT....all others hmm if you have time.

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  • Movie: Codename: Jackal
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Nov 15, 2012
  • Duration: 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older


  • Score: 6.8 (scored by 4,968 users)
  • Ranked: #41208
  • Popularity: #592
  • Watchers: 8,022

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