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Man From Nowhere, The [Blu-ray]

Won Bin , Kim Sae-Ron    Blu-ray
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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Taesik, a former special agent becomes a loner after losing his wife in a miserable accident and lives a bitter life running a pawn shop. He only has a few customers and a friend name Somi, a little girl next door. As Taesik spends more time with Somi, he befriends her. When Somi is kidnapped by a gang, Taesik tries to save her by becoming deeply associated with the gang. Will his mysterious past get revealed?

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 'Taken meets Oldboy' May 2 2011
By Tommy Dooley HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
This film is a little scorcher, what it lacks in originality it more than makes up for in pace, tempo, tension and buckets of action. The plot without spoiling it is fairly simple. A former Special Forces operative has gone into semi hiding, taking up a job as a downtown pawn broker. He deliberately cuts himself off from the outside world, except his young neighbour So-mi.

Then a drug deal goes very bad and So-mis's mother is involved leading the drug bosses and police to come calling. Then it all kicks off. We are told the story of Tae-shik in flash back and how he came to be as isolated as he now chooses, and how he is actually an excellent if not ruthless killing machine.

This then is a full throttle re take on the `Leon;' formula with a Korean twist. It is superbly acted and even if some of the `baddies' are a bit two dimensional it works as they are surrounded by so many more fully developed characters. The cinematography is brilliant as I have come to expect from South Korea and the action is first rate. The plot may be simple but you do not feel that whilst you are watching as it just carries you along with the momentum. This is in Korean with English sub titles that are very easy to read. With a running time of 114 minutes, this is not a short film, but it felt more like half an hour. This really is a great action film, with a bit of heart, it does have an 18 cert, so if you are on the squeamish side you may be put off. I found it just top rate entertainment and thoroughly recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb action and entertaining ! April 7 2012
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Amazing movie, one of the best I have seen in the past year. gritty and well paced for me. The action scenes are fast and to the point in a way that makes them shine, true that the build-up can be a bit long for some but for me was fine. The little girl's performance is amazing too. Even if the story is nothing new it is a masterpiece of intensity. The editing and cinematography deserve notice too even if some screenshots are taken from other classic movie (you will know if have seen the other one). The closing scene was a bit too much though but it is the director's vision. Nevertheless Great stuff and I had a really good time watching this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfied May 16 2014
By Chelsee
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This is such a good movie. After I saw it for the first time I knew I had to own it, and Amazon delivered it promptly.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprising effective March 22 2011
By Dogman
Format:DVD
Very entertaining movie out of Korea about an undercover intelligence officer despondent over the death of his wife and his desperate search to find a young girl kidnapped by gangsters.
Great fight scenes.
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