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An ex-mercenary killer is framed for the murder of a renowned corporate leader. He is accompanied by an ordinary doctor who is desperate to save his abducted pregnant wife and together they embark on a dangerous 36-hour pursuit. (Source: koreanfilm.or.kr) ~~ Remake of the French movie "Point Blank" (À bout portant) [2010]. Edit Translation

  • English
  • Español
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Apr 30, 2014
  • Duration: 1 hr. 38 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 705 users)
  • Ranked: #4331
  • Popularity: #6375
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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LeejLicious
4 people found this review helpful
Oct 10, 2015
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Overall 8.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
What a thrilling, underrated, great and action packed movie!
I loved this movie, the story is well known but this one has a different approach and is quite unique if you ask me. I was hooked within the first minute the movie begand until the last minute. They made this so well. The characters were amazing, they all acted greatly and I loved the storyline.
It had twists, turns, action, shootings, blood but also a story. This is not a typical "lets kill everyone because yolo" no, this is more. They had me on edge, I even said "what the hell" out loud! They also knew how to move me in this movie even though not every character had a background story. They told just enough to feel with them.
The music fitted everyscene and I would rewatch this because I enjoyed this movie and I would recommend many more people to watch this.

Watch this movie if you like plot twists, action and thrilling scenes.
Don't skip this movie!

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BriarMoone
1 people found this review helpful
Jan 23, 2021
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
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A Servicable, if not Below Average, Action Film

[Written/Watched Jan 04, 2021 for Letterboxd. Expanded 1/23/2021.]

I watched "The Target" thinking it was "The Suspect", only to happen across the aforementioned film when I looked at Gong Yoo's filmography. By that point, I was in the process of reaching the end of this film (on Tubi) and decided to finish it.

"The Target" falls somewhere in the vein of "The Man From Nowhere" and "A Special Lady", but its not quite as violent or gripping as either film.

The film's premise is definitely interesting. It invokes the same kinda tension as "Nick of Time" (starring Johnny Depp and Christopher Walken), where a man's daughter is kidnapped and he's forced to participate in an assassination plot to save her.

Problem is, one half of the film's protagonist (Tae-Joon, a doctor) ultimately becomes a reactionary party to the kidnapper's brother (Yeo-Hoon), who Liam Nesson's his way through the film as it devolves into a revenge plot once the kidnapper (Sung-Hoon) is killed. It's almost comical how many times the Tae-Joon avoids death. Like, his plot armor is strong.

(And, no, it shouldn't be ignored that the film does rely on a level of abelism to drive the plot. Specifically how the character with tourettes (Sung-Hoon) is killed to motivate the protagonist (transforming him into a tragic figure of pity), and is called the hard R slur immediately afterward by the doctor.)

"The Target" is a serviceable action film with moments of sentimentality that don't quite land. I get what the film was going for, given the comparisons I've made, but it just never invests enough in the characters to deliver.

(Also, why was there a mid-credits ending to tie-off the fate of the villain? Were they expecting to make a sequel?)

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  • Movie: The Target
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Apr 30, 2014
  • Duration: 1 hr. 38 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 705 users)
  • Ranked: #4331
  • Popularity: #6375
  • Watchers: 1,551

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