Assassination

Release Date: August 7th, 2015

DVD Release Date: December 1st, 2015

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 20 min

Plot Summary

A group of Korean resistance fighters working in China have a plan to assassinate a highly ranked Japanese officer. Their plan involves breaking a sniper out of prison, but they also need to deal with a traitor in their midst.

Cast: Ji-hyun Jun, Ha Jung-woo, Jung-jae Lee, Oh Dal-su, Jin-woong Jo, Lee Kyoung Young, Choi Dok-mun

Director: Dong-hoon Choi

Genres: Adventure , Historical drama

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Screen International

    With so much focus on spectacle, the film fails to explore this part of Korean history in any meaningful way. Assassination plays more to Choi’s strengths - witty dialogue and entertaining storytelling accompanied by strong visuals and cast. show more

  • 60
    Clarence TsuiThe Hollywood Reporter

    While the director unleashes his taut action sequences like clockwork, he's less deft in handling the characterizations and the decade-leaping plot, which seems designed to provide the film with some historical weight. show more

  • 80
    Joe LeydonVariety

    A sensationally entertaining mash-up of historical drama, “Dirty Dozen” style shoot-‘em-up, spaghetti Western-flavored flamboyance, and extended action setpieces that suggest a dream-team collaboration of Sergio Leone, John Woo and Steven Spielberg. show more

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