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Another quality film from Korea

Advantages: the film is real classy
Disadvantages: a sad ending

I now have quite a few Korean made films in my collection, and I see Korea as starting to exceed when it comes to making martial arts movies. Where China tends to rely heavily on fancy wire work, glitzy special effects and fantasy elements to fighting, Ko ...

tayloa22 29.08.2007 · Read full review
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Review of The Warrior (DVD)

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Major Disappointment!!!

Advantages: Exquisite battle scenes
Disadvantages: Depressing, disappointing performances

When i saw on the front cover that Zhang Ziyi was a leading character in the Warrior i thought "it must be good". Unfortunately the film was quite to the contrary. The battle scenes were outstanding and gory, but there's simply too much. This is the ...

topcat1984 31.01.2007 · Read full review
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Action Satisfaction

Advantages: Non-stop, well-choreographed action.
Disadvantages: Very little plot or character development.

Rama is a young SWAT team member sent into a tower block compound to capture evil drug lord Tama. But Tama is defended by an army of machine gun-wielding, machete-toting junkies and martial arts experts. Rama and his team are hopelessly outnumbered and he ...

afy9mab 10.04.2013 · Read full review
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Review of The Raid (DVD)

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Best Action film of the year!

Advantages: Action film of the year!
Disadvantages: subtitles

...Star – Gareth Edwards Genre – World Cinema/Action County – Indonesia Certificate – 18R Run Time – 101 minutes Blockbusters – £3.0 Amazon – £10.99DVD (£11.99 Blue Ray) --------------------------------------------------- The Raid could quite simply be the ...

thedevilinme 14.12.2012 · Read full review
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Crime vs SWAT - with an extra helping of graphic violence

Advantages: Fight choreography, plot development
Disadvantages: Shallow in some respects

The recent Judge Dredd film featured the 2000AD lead character fighting his way upwards through a large crime riddled apartment block to get to the crime boss at the top. I remember thinking at the time that it was a great idea, but left a little to be de ...

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Review of The Raid (DVD)

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