A Man of Reason

2022 [KOREAN]

Action / Drama / Thriller

5
IMDb Rating 5.8/10 10 745 745

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Top cast

Sung-woong Park as Eung-gook
Nam-gil Kim as Woo-jin
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905.78 MB
1280*536
Korean 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 38 min
Seeds 14
1.82 GB
1920*804
Korean 5.1
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 38 min
Seeds 27

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by PANDIAN120621 6 / 10

Visually captivating...!!!

Tagged as Jung woo sung directorial debut after a hiatious career reigning as a prominent action star of Korean films does a decent outing though the visuals are captivating & the fight sequence takes a lead of what usual Korean films does is ain't a problem...

What forms the major drawback is the age old plot of similar gangster saga which the Koreans have attained supremacy...

Despite a strong methodical performance from Lee Elijah,Park sung wong(well known for his negative shade) park yoo na & Kim nam Gil director Jung solely relies on action stunts & performance oriented flick forgetting that its a screenplay that holds the soul of gangster movies...

Overall an above average outing for Jung woo as a director...

Reviewed by Blue-Grotto 8 / 10

Korean Mad Max

"Come back when you are normal and good," says the love of his life. After ten years in prison, Su-hyuk is ready to be the person that she wants and to live a normal life. However, the bar that she set is a whole lot lower than the one set by his former employer. When Su-hyuk spurns their offer of a bag full of cash and a new BMW, they send assassins to take his life. Failing in this, the would-be assassins put pressure on his lover and daughter. This is not a good move for anyone involved.

Construction sites and high-rises on the outskirts of Seoul become the battlegrounds for Su-hyuk and his micromanaging and highly possessive bosses in this cathartic action thriller. Jung Woo-sung is both the director and lead actor. The action sequences are unique as well as exhilarating. Vehicles, for instance, are used not just for crash scenes, but to knock people over. A turbo charged BMW carries more of a punch than a fist or a foot! Seen at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Reviewed by alain-kapel5 7 / 10

Passable debut from Jung Woo-sung

Jung Woo-sung's directorial debut is a passable action thriller about a former mob enforcer trying to live a normal life, but his violent past won't just leave him be...

It's a familiar premise for sure, and one that might inspire a few groans knowing how many films used it for the most basic of plotlines. There's even a little girl our tough antihero needs to worry about... However, while the film does leave a lot to be desired regarding its script, it makes up for it in the purely cinematic department. There's a bunch of visually inspired scenes here with some great camerawork, following all the action with gusto. Jung knows what he's doing for sure, spicing things up regularly with stuff like high-powered nailguns and homemade bomb devices. There is a pretty well done car chase too.

Not much to say about the characters, though... They're all archetypes and cardboard cutouts just there to serve their purpose, although most of the actors play it well. Jung is relatively subdued here in the dramatic scenes, a bit surprising given that he's also the director. The plot is just very average overall, and I believe it won't be long before I forget all about it.

In short, A Man of Reason is an entertaining crime thriller that serves as a calling card for Jung's directorial chops, but I just can't see it attracting a wider audience. The action sequences do stand out a bit, but they shouldn't be the only thing to carry a film to its finish.

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