War of the Arrows

October 7th, 2011


War of the Arrows

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Release Year: 2011

Rating: 7.0/10 (923 voted)

Director: Han-min Kim

Stars: Hae-il Park, Seung-yong Ryoo, Moon Chae-Won

Hae-il Park - Nam-Yi
Seung-yong Ryoo - Jyu Shin-Ta
Moon Chae-Won - Ja-In
Mu-Yeol Kim - Seo-Goon
Han-wi Lee - Gap-Yong
Kyeong-yeong Lee - Kim Moo-Sun
Gi-woong Park - Doreukon
Rye Hei Otani - Nogami
Gu-taek Kim - Kang-Doo
Eunjin Kang - Eun-Yi
Seung-joon Lee - Wan-Han
Jae-goo Lee - Hoo-Man
No-shik Park - Jang-Soon
Da-wit Lee - Nam-Yi - young
Min-seo Jeon - Ja-In - young


Official Website: Official site [South Korea] |

Release Date: 7 October 2011

Technical Specs

Runtime: South Korea:  | South Korea: (extended version)

User Review

Very very good.

Rating: 10/10

I'll make it short and sweet. This is an excellent movie. Beautifully shot, acted, directed and scored.

Make no mistake, it is violent and has a certain amount of gore. The action is obviously heavily stylized, but done so to appear more real as opposed to the likes of 300 or even Gladiator. It never glorifies violence, and the movie makes sure that the audience sees this through its commentary. That said, if you like action movies with a historical flair, then this one is definitely for you. And when I say action, I mean relentless, ongoing and very much in your face action. Once it starts, it just keeps on going and keeps you on edge for the ride. And what's surprising is that the movie still allows for character exposition; something South-Korean cinema is revered for and should be proud of (in case they aren't). There are some nods to Hollywood stylizing here, and of course, influences are inevitable, but make no mistake, this is not a Hollywood rip-off or carbon copy of any kind. While there are similarities in certain scenes and aspect of this movie to Mel Gibson's Apocalypto, it is only on the surface level. The intent is completely different.

Get your popcorn, you pop and your M&M's and enjoy the ride.


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