I really enjoyed this film despite it's 140 minute run-time, which does feel slightly too long, but thanks to Kim Jee-woon's assured direction & some killer performances from an all-round strong cast, especially Song Kang-ho & Gong Yoo it never bores, or annoys. It's a timely film really, considering the state of American & British society right now. Rising up for inclusiveness, fighting hate, fighting indifference & the long fight against oppression - it's really relatable. Obviously set in dictated 1920's Korea, I cannot relate to being a free 22 year-old man in 2020 United Kingdom to young men & women afraid to leave their homes of fear of being killed / imprisoned for their viewpoints on freedom.
But it does make me feel grateful & thankful; for story-telling, for my ancestors who fought for the same freedom, rights to live & for writer's & director's like Kim Jee-woon who continue to make informative, entertaining, suspenseful & honest pieces of cinema that everyone should witness.