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The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019)




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Fierce gang boss Jang Dong-su (Don Lee) is violently attacked after a fender bender on a rainy night. After fighting back, he barely escapes, however his reputation as a feared leader is damaged beyond repair. The only way to restore his image is to find his attacker and exact revenge. Jang teams up with Detective Jung Tae-seok (Kim Moo Yul) to find the assailant, but soon discovers the attacker is actually a serial killer. With no support from the police department, Detective Jung is forced to use gang boss Jang's resources in order to track down the killer. The two men must work together to find a man simply known as "K".


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It's the less animated moments where "The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil" struggles.

June 6, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Director/writer Lee Won-tae, for whom this is only his second feature, keeps the pace moving swiftly, showing off an energetic sensibility that heralds a new voice on the South Korean film scene.

June 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

June 3, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

May 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Yes, it's car crashes and fight sequences and dry jokes, but it's a mix that will make you wow, wince and guffaw in just the right amounts, all carried off with a gritty style.

June 20, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The best fight scenes are actually the shortest, where frailty is emphasized as a single bone crunching punch or well-aimed stab.

June 19, 2019 | Full Review…

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