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CITY OF VIOLENCE

4 Ratings: 3.0
South Korean Action-Crime Drama
2 reviews about CITY OF VIOLENCE
review by . April 27, 2009
posted in ASIANatomy
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CITY OF VIOLENCE (aka: Jjakpae) is the 4th film by acclaimed action director Seung-Wan Ryoo (Arahan, Crying Fist). His films usually have that commercial appeal which is why they have enjoyed more success in most other countries in Asia than in South Korea itself. "City of Violence" is no exception, as with most martial arts films, it may have more "Style over substance" but no one can deny that it is very entertaining and quite intense that this film is worth a watch.    …
review by . May 21, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
"The City of Violence" is surprisely good and pays homage to a handful of films and maybe video games. As much as I enjoyed this film there is ultimately much more behind it is probably clear, but the film leaves no time for the formulate narrative, which may disappoint the one hand, since there are hardly any surprises, at the same time one feels but also good hands and can be fully applied to the optical review and musical values of the film.     This story entails Tae-Su (Doo-Hong …
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