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A 5-member gang, led by Seok Tae, kidnaps a baby boy named Hwa Yi and raises the baby like their own son. The baby boy is now 17 years old and has turned into a lethal killer. Taking part in his father's gang, Hwa Yi learns about his own past. Hwa Yi pulls out his gun to find out who he really is. (Source: AsianWiki) Edit Translation

  • English
  • 한국어
  • 中文(简体)
  • Русский
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Oct 9, 2013
  • Duration: 2 hr. 5 min.
  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 6,247 users)
  • Ranked: #994
  • Popularity: #1275
  • Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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20 people found this review helpful
Feb 12, 2021
Completed 7
Overall 7.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 1.0
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Hwayi reviewed by Hwayi hehe

My friend suggested that it would be cute to see Hwayi review Hwayi so here I am.

Getting into this review, for this movie, I did not check the ratings (Like Rated 15+, 18+) and jumped straight into it. Let me just say, I was shocked but not pleasantly. I realized from this movie, that I'm not into really dark things. This was simply way too dark for me.

Story: The story actually wasn't the bad. It looked good. And it looked exactly what I like to watch. However, I was totally wrong. There was too much death. Literally every five seconds a "dad" would die, it felt like. There was just so much stuff thrown at me that I couldn't catch up. And there's a brief butt naked scene where it showed after the raping of a young girl, that literally scared/disgusted me. I really should've checked the rating before watching it.

I feel really bad for Hwayi for having to grow up underneath these maniacs. I do remember liking one of the dads a lot but everyone else was just not it for me.

Acting: The acting was amazing! Yeo Jin Goo pulled off a splendid performance at just the young age of 16. And of course, the other actors as well did amazing.

This is not a movie for people who can't deal with blood, gore, extreme profanity.

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47 people found this review helpful
Dec 15, 2013
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
I have waited to watch this for about 3 months. During the last month I was constantly searching for it every day just to see if it was out. And when I finally found it u can't believe how exited I was.!! >_<

YeoJinGoo who's only 16 irl and playing the character of HwaYi was amazing. He has many scenes and the story was overall about him. His acting and performance was spectacular. The upbringing he had in this "family" containing 5 fathers and a women who was taking care of him. The things he had to go through and how it affected him. Him still being so soft and sane inside while hurting. Him laughing, crying, hurting, fighting and getting furious. The look in his eyes when he realized everything. OMG. I bet he's getting an award for this. Korea is all over him saying he's gonna be THE next TOP actor. Seriously the guy is only 16 but looks around 20. I can't believe I'am saying this but I LOVE HIM. He's smoking HOOOTTT and 4 years younger than me. His voice is so mature and sexy…. ahhh I'am boiling. xD
Every one of them deserves an award. The actors playing the father were great at their roles. They had me hooked on the spot.!!

The storyline was amazing. The concept of the monster and the symbolic meaning behind it was very well-thought. I looooveeed the action, fighting and car scenes. It was just perfect. I loved the pace of the story too. There wasn't a single moment I was bored.

Warning: It contains a lot of blood-splatter so it aint for the REALLY weak-minded. But if I was u I would watch it. It's a must watch. Goes right to my top 5.


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  • Movie: Hwayi: A Monster Boy
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Oct 9, 2013
  • Duration: 2 hr. 5 min.
  • Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)


  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 6,247 users)
  • Ranked: #994
  • Popularity: #1275
  • Watchers: 12,720

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