1997 [KOREAN]

Action / Crime / Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 35%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 35% · 250 ratings
IMDb Rating 6.7/10 10 675 675


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1.04 GB
Korean 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 55 min
Seeds 5
1.93 GB
Korean 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 55 min
Seeds 17

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by sunhee_yongdae_lee 7 / 10

a stylish action/drama

I enjoyed this movie. Everything in this movie was good. The cinematography, which seems influenced by Wong Kar Wai, was beautiful and action scenes were very cool. Woo-Sung Jung performs a charismatic but naive loner very well. I'm sure girls went crazy while seeing this movie. Chang-Jung Lim's funny and realistic performance makes this film less dark and more delightful. This film is based on a famous comic book in Korea with a different ending. To me, the film seems more cartoonish, doesn't mean the film is bad.

Reviewed by davyneves 8 / 10

Beat has a message and should be seen.

I found this movie engaging. It's one of those movies I could watch a few times

It's the story of Min and his friends Tae Soo, Whan and Romy.

Min and Tae Soo are best friends and their world consists of fun and violence.

Min's mother decides she wants Min to further his education and decides to have Min transferred to another school. In the new school Min meets Whan and in an unexpected way they become friends.

Romy is introduced to Min in another unexpected way and she becomes the love interest.

The movie follows their relationships and consequences of their choices.

I myself believe it is a story that is plausible and shows the pressures upon, and avenues available to, young people.

Beat has a message and should be seen.

Reviewed by samyanari 8 / 10

Shocking tragedy of the drop-out generation in South Korea

Constant/excessive physical violence mars this well-done/plausible story about three street-wise buddies who take different paths after deciding not to take college-entrance exams. In his bittersweet romance with Romi, Min with his beguiling smile reminded me of Tom Cruise. Indeed, I later found out from a young girl from Korea that Woo-sung Jung is known as the Tom Cruise of Korea.

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