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A model student transfers to the notorious Jungmoon High School known for its severe corporal punishment by teachers and power struggles between school gangs. (Source: Letterboxd) Edit Translation

  • English
  • 中文(简体)
  • Português (Brasil)
  • Español
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jan 16, 2004
  • Duration: 1 hr. 56 min.
  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 728 users)
  • Ranked: #6899
  • Popularity: #6067
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Daisuke
2 people found this review helpful
Nov 2, 2016
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Overall 9.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.5
Brilliant movie, hard hitting in all senses of the word, life in Korean schools in the 1970s makes English public schools of the time (though probably not the pre WW2 ones) look tame (e.g. I don't think in UK they used boys' heads as a billiard ball), with survival of the fittest apparently the guiding principle. There was a danger this would all seem over the top, but the movie felt very believable. I suppose there had to be "love interest" in it to give a reason for some of the testosterone expended in male rivalry. Thankfully it didn't dominate and the way it ended for the lead actor and his crush was again well done and believable. This may only appeal to those who like male coming-of-age and action type movies and can tolerate a fair amount of violent action. But of its type it's first rate.

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nostalgic
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Jan 25, 2024
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Overall 9.0
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.0

Amazing Action + Thought provoking

Damn This was a Rollercoster ride. The MC was not good at saying his own thoughts and take inspiration from fictions like Bruce Lee movies and improve himeself. I was like this and probably still am lulz. But MC and his extrovert friend both liked the same shy girl but his friend took action while he didn't.
And then with father's frustation and being looked down he eventually bursts like a volcano, making a scene in School. He again met the girl but as usual it didn't go as he wanted. The lost oppurtunities and lost battles, that's what happened once in a high school.

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  • Movie: Once Upon a Time in High School
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Jan 16, 2004
  • Duration: 1 hr. 56 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 728 users)
  • Ranked: #6899
  • Popularity: #6067
  • Watchers: 1,645

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