A small gangster works his way up by double-crossing his boss. His friendship to an aspiring movie director leads to his downfall...
Although competently made there is nothing here that's not already told or shown. It's a by-the-numbers Korean gangster story with no surprises or stand out moments. Plus the lead isn't that convicicng as he's missing the range needed for the role.
It's a totally watchable movie but nothing to remember.
Make or Break Scene: Although totally foreseeable the fate of the protagonist.
MVT: Yoon Je-mun who steals every scene he's in.
Score: 6/ 10
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This was a pretty good if over long gangster tale. This was well acted but I've never really gotten into straight gangland tales such as Scarface or the Godfather and this follows the same path by being a relatively realistic portrayal of life as a Korean gangster.
A typical gangster with a heart film, reminiscent of 'a bittersweet life' not quite at the same level but very solid nonetheless. Acting was also solid, fight scenes were executed well and very intense emotional moments throughout.
Overall definitely worth watching if you enjoy Korean gangster flicks.
Solid SK gangster film, solid fights and shootouts.
a story of low life gangster making desperate moves for a better tomorrow; vicious cycle of power game; will watch again if free; good acting effort by Zo;
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That badass playing the guitar and other various instruments during the recurring karaoke was easily the best part of this film.
Buon gangster-movie con ottime coreografie di scontri armati e di lotte all'arma bianca.
Sviscerata l'anima del delinquente, sempre in bilico fra fedeltà al superiore e spinta al tradimento per salire i gradini della carriera
Well acted , brutally realistic and just a fantastic overall gangster flick.
The inhumanities of the gangster life.
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