It’s the 1920s. A skeleton crew of Korean resistance members find their ranks dwindling and their Japanese overlords closing in. When a Korean-born spy working for said overlords gets tasked with tracking down the remaining members, he starts -questioning his allegiances as he embeds himself in their operations.
Never hurts being a huge fan of the guy who made this thing, but regardless of your familiarity with Kim Jee-woon‘s impressive body of work, there is a whole lot to like. Not only is it stacked with some of the best actors that South Korea has to offer, but it’s also loaded with some really impressive action sequences and driven by a story that hooks you in and turns it up to 11. Sure, it’s a bit on the long side and is kinda tough to follow along with for the first half-hour or so, but there are more than enough reasons to give it a shot and stick with it.
It’s got a cool 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.