• Chevalier

    ★★★ Added by Chevalier

    Well done for the most part, even if the movie-within-a movie twist kind of derails a bit the story.


  • Bunkerwelt

    ★★★½ Watched by Bunkerwelt 11 Apr, 2014 1

    Since I'm a huge fan of the recent wave of south korean revenge thrillers I tend to check out other genres from that country as well, especially when I'm able to grab the BluRay for free from my good friend Mr. JamesLebowski. Now "A Dirty Carnival" isn't so far off from my usual fare, falling comfortably into the rise-and-fall gangster movie genre. Basically you can say that this is the south korean version of a Scorsese movie.

    A young gangster…


  • CinemaClown

    ★★½ Watched by CinemaClown 21 Mar, 2014

    A tale of betrayal & motivation in the Korean mob life, A Dirty Carnival concerns a 29-year old gangster working for a middle-rank enforcer whose rise begins after he takes up a job that earns him the big boss' trust & eliminates his boss to take up his position instead. But the real trouble begins when his friend, an aspiring filmmaker, asks him to be a consultant for his debut features which brings forth the events that were buried long ago.



  • Naughty

    ★★★★ Watched by Naughty 10 Mar, 2014

    Engaging story about a ruthless cold blooded gangster who would do anything to get to the top! As vile and horrendous as his actions were the clever director blurred the lines between good and evil! In essence he revealed a simple truth that in every good man there is evil, and in every evil man there is good!

    I found myself caring about Byung-du, actually going so far as to look the other way when his evil side reigned and…


  • The Spenc

    ★★★ Watched by The Spenc 01 Mar, 2014

    There are some good ideas in this Korean gangster drama. And bit of good acting and fighting scenes as well. You can tell why this movie received critical acclaim and a bunch of Asian film awards. However. had the director Yoo Ha handled the "A gangster with a soul" main topic in a less naive manner this would have been a truly remarkable movie


  • McQueen

    ★★★★ Added by McQueen

    Vrlo prizemljen film, što je opet, i prednost i mana. Prednost jer ne postoje baš ovakvi prikazi rada trijada jakuza, ali opet, fali mi spektakl klanja i nadljudi koji idu po osvetu ili nešto...... A jebiga, ali super film kao takav, samo što sam očekivao nešto drugo. PLUS TAJ POSTER JE PREJEBEN


  • Dylaned

    ★★★ Watched by Dylaned 18 Jan, 2014

    Very good movie that combine the usual mob-story plot with some really enjoyable comedy/romance segments.

    Maybe a little too slow-paced for western standards, but if you're into Korean cinema you should definitely watch it.


  • MrJago

    ★★★½ Watched by MrJago 16 Oct, 2013

    Interesting look at rise of a low level gangster in Korea.


  • Trezza

    ★★★★★ Added by Trezza

    This is how a gangster film should be like.


  • nevilleee

    ★★★★★ Added by nevilleee



  • k3sh

    ★★ Watched by k3sh 22 Sep, 2013

    Nah this is not the best or near best Korean gangster flick.

    The plot are too draggy and slow - basically there's no main plot in this movie. There are certain scenes where the movie produce charm apart from the movie is bland and boring.


  • Alex

    ★★★★½ Added by Alex


    because: handsome korean man
    being a gangster
    he is also a person who is sensitive and funny

    this life is a DIRTY CARNIVAL