Reviews from South Korea

Superlative - everyone should see this
Great, a must-see if you like the genre
Good, a decent example of the genre
Watchable, but only for serious genre fans
Half stars could have gone either way depending on mood.
Movie Name / Release Year Rating Summary Date Reviewer
Asura: The City of Madness (2016) Grimy and bleak 2024-03-22 Simon
Parasite (2019) Class consciousness 2023-09-03 Simon
A Bittersweet Life (2005) Yeah, I needed to watch it again 2023-09-01 Simon
The Killer: A Girl Who Deserves To Die (2022) On the shortlist for best action of the year 2022-10-26 Simon
My Wife Is A Gangster (2001) Doesn't live up to my memory of it 2022-04-23 Simon
Han Gong-ju (2013) All the more potent for being understated 2021-09-22 Simon
The Wailing (2016) Lives up to its reputation 2021-07-31 Simon
Welcome To Dongmakgol (2005) Beautiful, unique and devastating 2021-07-03 Simon
Snowpiercer (2013) Bong Joon-Ho's least subtle political allegory 2021-06-11 Simon
The City of Violence (2006) Disappointing follow up to Arahan 2021-06-03 Simon
Mother (2009) No memories of murder 2021-05-31 Simon
The Host (2006) Quirky monster movie with added social commentary 2021-05-16 Simon
Memories Of Murder (2003) Murder, remembered 2021-05-09 Simon
Castaway on the Moon (2009) A beautiful piece of magical realism 2021-04-25 Simon
Burning (2018) Burning Slowly 2021-04-18 Simon
Deliver Us From Evil (2020) Not much to recommend it but has some decent action 2021-03-20 Simon
The Swordsman (2020) Straightforward but satisfying entertainment 2021-03-02 Simon
Space Sweepers (2021) Superficial but slick and polished 2021-02-23 Simon
A Taxi Driver (2017) Powerful 2020-09-05 Simon
Human, Space, Time and Human (2018) Waste of space, time and human 2020-09-01 Simon
Arahan (2004) Urban martial arts action 2020-07-04 Simon
My Sassy Girl (2001) The most romantic movie of all time? 2020-06-19 Simon
The Foul King (2000) review... 2020-06-14 Simon
3-Iron (2004) How to disappear completely 2020-06-13 Simon
Desire To Kill (2010) Delicious black comedy about revenge 2014-08-06 Simon
Breathless (2008) Violence begets violence 2013-07-04 Simon
I Saw The Devil (2010) Really just unpleasant 2012-11-17 Simon
Sympathy For Lady Vengeance (2005) Not what I expected 2012-11-15 Simon
War Of The Arrows (2011) Nice looking period action film 2012-11-09 Simon
Nowhere to Hide (1999) Nothing but style 2012-10-25 Simon

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