Concrete Utopia

2023 [KOREAN]

Action / Adventure / Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 100% · 60 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 76% · 100 ratings
IMDb Rating 6.6/10 10 6300 6.3K

Director

Top cast

Seo-joon Park as Min-sung
Byung-hun Lee as Yeong-tak
Bo-Young Park as Myung-hwa
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1.17 GB
1280*690
Korean 2.0
NR
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23.976 fps
2 hr 10 min
Seeds 39
2.4 GB
1920*1036
Korean 5.1
NR
Subtitles us  pt  ro  es  
23.976 fps
2 hr 10 min
Seeds 31
1.17 GB
1280*690
Korean 2.0
NR
Subtitles us  pt  ro  es  
23.976 fps
2 hr 10 min
Seeds 56
2.17 GB
1920*1036
Korean 2.0
NR
Subtitles us  pt  ro  es  
23.976 fps
2 hr 10 min
Seeds 100+

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by afiqjiwastudio 7 / 10

THE ONLY DISASTER IS HUMANITY ITSELF

A film that tells the story of humanity's survival from a terrible disaster. But the disaster that really threatens them is actually human nature itself. This film depicts humanity at its worst.

I love how the film opens with a documentary about the development of apartments and their importance in upgrading modern lifestyle and providing convenience. Throughout the film, the apartment becomes a symbol of protection and not just a place for them to live.

Right after that, we get to see the terrible disaster that seemed funny and absurd to me. They said it was an earthquake, but what I saw feels like Godzilla is coming out from surface of the earth. No reason prior to it, no news from the government, no presence of military powers.

There is a scene that discusses whether to accept the outsiders (non-resident) or to evict them. Since food resources have become scarce with the increase of people, they need to make an important decision which will be voted according to the majority of the original residents.

I felt like this scene should've been more intense and more dramatic because it questions the moral of humanity. Accepting and helping them will result in reducing food resources while casting them out means letting them to die with no protection. Doesn't this count as a 'Collective Act of Murder'?

But the scene felt light and less serious and the decision they chose also seemed easy to make without any strong objections from others. Maybe it's the director's vision to show the selfish nature of human greed when they feel threatened.

To be honest, there is not a single character in this movie that I like. The lack of character development makes it difficult for me to connect with them.

Overall, this movie is quite good and fun to watch especially for fans of disaster movies and survival movies.

Reviewed by noshouse 8 / 10

Establishing a system and a team really requires leadership and guardianship of values.

A super, super realistic movie portraying human psychology in society. If you judge it solely from the trailer, you might mistake it for a disaster film, but what I appreciate more is how the director, through the character played by Lee Byung-hun, perfectly illustrates the dynamics of human societal systems. Of course, the disaster in this film, within the context of this single refuge, highlights how scarcity forces people to reconsider their self-interest and survival. Lee Byung-hun's portrayal reflects the desperation of individuals in the face of limited choices, always hoping for a leader to establish a system aligned with their interests. However, it often happens that in the midst of conflicting interests, they forget their initial intentions and, in the process, destroy the bigger picture. It's really thought-provoking - in times of chaos, heroes emerge, but these heroes might also be the ones betrayed at any moment. Quite ironic, isn't it?

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