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The Yellow Sea
A taxi driver (Ha Jung-woo) goes on the run after an attempt to carry out a hit on a professor (Kwak Do-won) goes terribly awry. The police, the South Korean mob, as well as the ethnic Korean Chinese mafia all frantically search for him.
1 September 1980, South Korea
11 December 1974, South Korea
12 January 2004, Suwon, South Korea
21 January 1968, Danyang County, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea
11 July 1970, South Korea
11 March 1978
October 25, 2011At nearly two and a half hours long, The Yellow Sea is overkill in every sense.
October 23, 2011[A] highly efficient Korean thriller...
October 21, 2011The action is epic but there's psychological depth too.
December 05, 2011Probably the year's best crime drama and might be confirmation that there is a new master of the genre, spinning tough as teak tales, ready to emerge
November 29, 2011The Yellow Sea is far less interested in character than in choreographing pursuit scenes spiced with Asia Extreme levels of violence.
December 14, 2011Although the central story is compelling, even fans of this ultra-violent genre might find The Yellow Sea (the water between China and Korea) is too long and dark, especially given the way the leading characters wear black at night.
November 29, 2011Writer-director Na Hong-Jin achieves a vibe of urban desolation right off the bat, and deepens the mayhem with acutely observed and charged details about illegal-immigrant life.
December 01, 2011A breakneck mix of bone-crunching freneticism and bloody close-quarters knife-fighting with a strand of romantic melancholy.
November 10, 2011a gripping existentialist thriller, where jealousy, greed and desperation lead inexorably to a chaos of carnage, and where exile and death cross their borders to merge into an emotionally-charged sequence of final images.
December 01, 2011A rush of a movie from South Korea that slips and slides from horror to humor on rivers of blood and offers the haunting image of a man, primitive incarnate, beating other men with an enormous, gnawed-over meat bone.
October 18, 2011A listless succession of brutal, consequence-free stabbings encase a pair of lengthy chase set pieces, both technically adept, both utterly ridiculous.
March 21, 2013...does boast its fair share of gripping moments.