The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil

A gangster and a cop team up to catch a serial killer for their own reasons in this South Korean actioner starring Dong-seok Ma (Train to Busan).

"Fierce and feared Zeus gang boss Jang Dong-su (Dong-seok Ma) gets involved in a fender bender on a rainy night and gets attacked without warning, ending up with several severe wounds. After fighting back, he barely kept his life but his reputation as a gang boss is damaged beyond repair. His only way to somehow get his image on track is to find his attacker and exact revenge. He decides to team up with Det. Jung Tae-seok (Mu-Yeol Kim), who believes that Jang’s attacker is none other than a serial killer. The two men pool their talents and resources at their fingertips to slowly find a serial killer simply known as 'K'." (Cannes Film Festival)

2019Rating: R16, Violence, sexual references & offensive language109 minsSouth KoreaKorean with English subtitles
ActionCrimeWorld Cinema
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Variety

Variety

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As much fun as it is to watch Lee beat people up and strut around in shiny pinstripe suits, it's just as much of a pleasure to watch him think it all through.

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The Straits Times

The Straits Times

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Writer-director Lee Won-tae uses telling details to quickly sketch out characters. But he also leaves key questions unanswered, which might be frustrating for some viewers.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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What it lacks in substance is compensated for by Lee's entertaining performance, more than a little reminiscent of his macho roles in the enormously successful Train to Busan and The Outlaws.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A wily mix of genres and spoof-edged amusements keep it playful and intermittently thrilling, even though this South Korean actioner sometimes feels like it's losing its grip on a very good setup.

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This is a film where the cops are unkept, the police station dingy and crowded, while the gangsters are stylish, impeccably dressed and vicious. Detective Jung Tae-seok has a personal vendetta again powerful gangster Jang Dong-soo, but when Jang Dong-soo survives an attack by a serial killer, he becomes the only person to have seen killer's face. The...

3.0
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Variety

Variety

press

As much fun as it is to watch Lee beat people up and strut around in shiny pinstripe suits, it's just as much of a pleasure to watch him think it all through.

0
The Straits Times

The Straits Times

press

Writer-director Lee Won-tae uses telling details to quickly sketch out characters. But he also leaves key questions unanswered, which might be frustrating for some viewers.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

What it lacks in substance is compensated for by Lee's entertaining performance, more than a little reminiscent of his macho roles in the enormously successful Train to Busan and The Outlaws.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A wily mix of genres and spoof-edged amusements keep it playful and intermittently thrilling, even though this South Korean actioner sometimes feels like it's losing its grip on a very good setup.

0

This is a film where the cops are unkept, the police station dingy and crowded, while the gangsters are stylish, impeccably dressed and vicious. Detective Jung Tae-seok has a personal vendetta again powerful gangster Jang Dong-soo, but when Jang Dong-soo survives an attack by a serial killer, he becomes the only person to have seen killer's face. The...

3.0
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