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The Man from Nowhere

4 Ratings: 4.3
A movie directed by Jeong-beom Lee

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Director: Jeong-beom Lee
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Release Date: 5 August 2010 (South Korea)
MPAA Rating: R
4 reviews about The Man from Nowhere
review by . April 28, 2011
posted in ASIANatomy
An AWESOME Action Film That Hardly Came From
Would you like to know what was the highest-grossing film in South Korea in 2010? Made such a huge impact that it even shattered the records set by Hollywood blockbusters during that year? It was director Lee Jeong-Beom’s “The Man From Nowhere” that stars Won Bin (Mother) and was received with high critical acclaim all over Asia and Europe. This film reminded me of the many reasons why I got into Korean Cinema a few years ago and it is a wonderfully awesome action film that remembers …
review by . April 13, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
South Korea’s mega-popular THE MAN FROM NOWHERE was successful for very good reasons, so many that there’s no way I could touch upon all of them in a single review.  Suffice it to say that it’s an action picture whose formula is broad enough to appeal to men (once the action starts, there’s never a dull moment), women (there’s a strong through-line about caring for society’s lost children), male teens (who wouldn’t want to be as coolly quiet as the …
review by . March 01, 2011
If Kill Bill had more sophistication and class, if The Professional had a tear jerker ending... it would be The Man From Nowhere.    The story is simple, a man left with nothing enduring his solitude has no interest in caring for anyone but himself. He just so happens to be ex-special forces. Billed as Korea's top billing film of 2010 and rated R for intense violence and implied gruesome acts, it's considered a Action-Thriller. The Man …
Quick Tip by . April 04, 2011
Ten shades of awesome. Great story -- one part THE PROFESSIONAL crossed with MAN ON FIRE -- with some dynamite fight sequences. THE MAN FROM NOWHERE has one of the best choreographed knife fights I've ever seen on film.
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