• Released
  • May 20, 2005
  • Action Thriller
    Political Thriller
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The New York Times

The result is an impressive, if too long, first feature that is likely to raise Japanese hackles and Korean spirits in roughly equal proportion.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Though it ultimately devolves into megabudget Hollywood action-movie cliches by way of John Woo, Lee's handsome blockbuster is an entertaining variation on the American formulas that have colonized world cinema.
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By Derek Elley
More often a noirish action drama, a melancholy meditation on history and nationalism, than the high-tech thriller promised by its hype and artwork.
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Village Voice

By Ed Park
Why not travel back in time and not make this movie?
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40 out of 100
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