The Roundup: Punishment

2024 [KOREAN]

Action / Crime / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 90% · 21 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 85% · 50 ratings
IMDb Rating 6.6/10 10 2181 2.2K

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Dong-seok Ma as Ma Seok-do
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1005.73 MB
English 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 49 min
Seeds 100+
1.82 GB
English 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 49 min
Seeds 100+

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by PANDIAN120621 7 / 10

The Beast cop is back...!!!

The hit South Korean action series is back with its latest instalment "The Roundup: Punishment"... The plot is simple, but it does not need to be overly complex instead the biggest strength of the film is how approachable it is...

What allowed me to get so invested, though, was the acting. Don Lee as Detective Ma Seok-do just has a level of charm and charisma that is unparalleled. He gives his all when it comes to comedy, drama, and especially action. In conjunction with Don Lee's performance, we have Kim Mu-yeol as Baek. His performance is cold and calculated, and every time he is on screen, the tension levels increase to a boiling point. As the film's main villain, he is just perfect...

From the first impact to the final blow at the end. Every action scene is just a feast for the eyes. While the cinematography is anything but flashy, it also captures every punch, kick, and knife perfectly so that every action scene is easy to follow and gripping. While if there were more creative camera choices things would have made a bid difference...

Overall Everything combined allows The Roundup: Punishment to be a great time. It is up there as one the favourite films of the year so far & one can feel this is a film that anyone can enjoy. It is worth seeing on the big screen with popcorn in hand...

Reviewed by lanamanjul 7 / 10

A story about eradicating online gambling with just the right amount of comedy

Those of you who have watched the three previous The Roundup films will surely be familiar with the formula of this film series, namely detective Ma Seok-do and his team are faced with a criminal case that they must investigate in depth. For his latest film, namely The Roundup: Punishment, Seok-do and his team now have to deal with an online gambling syndicate which also causes several horrific murder incidents.

What clearly differentiates Punishment from the previous film The Roundup is that Seok-do and his team now have to face cyber crimes that they have never investigated before. Seok-do and his team's ignorance about cybercrime is clearly an important point in the comedy elements of this film. Plus, Seok-do has to work with ridiculous thugs to carry out his mission.

As an action film starring Ma Dong-seok, you certainly don't need to doubt the action presented in Punishment. You can see Ma Dong-seok's boxing and slamming action, which without hesitation kills the criminals, so the action feels satisfying. Apart from that, the villain in this film also has a quite cruel character, where he kills his targets very cruelly. The display of blood adds to the intensity of the action in this film.

Reviewed by lukereese-51595 8 / 10

BEst Scene

One of the most gripping scenes in "The Roundup: Punishment" is the final confrontation between the protagonist, Detective Ma Seok-do (played by Ma Dong-seok), and the film's main antagonist. This climactic battle is a defining moment in the film, showcasing the intense action and emotional stakes.

Why It Stands Out:

Intense Action:

The scene is packed with high-octane action, featuring intense hand-to-hand combat and expertly choreographed fight sequences. The raw physicality and power displayed by Ma Seok-do are both thrilling and satisfying to watch. The choreography is well-executed, emphasizing the brutality and stakes of the confrontation.

Character Development:

This scene highlights the determination and resilience of Detective Ma Seok-do. Throughout the film, he is portrayed as a relentless and tough character, and the final confrontation encapsulates his unwavering dedication to justice. The antagonist's character is also fleshed out, making the battle not just a physical struggle but a clash of ideologies.

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