60

Variety

By Maggie Lee
Tyro helmer Park Hong-soo handles wall-to-wall action, political intrigue and adolescent love with a relentless efficiency that befits his protagonist, even if the execution can feel as methodical as that of a killer checking off a hit list.
Full Review
60

Los Angeles Times

By Sheri Linden
Boilerplate shootouts and conflagrations get the better of the movie's second half, but for the most part, first-time director Park Hong-soo strikes the right balance between take-no-prisoners espionage and teenage angst.
Full Review
50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Park Hong-soo’s debut feature includes enough kinetic action sequences to satisfy genre fans even while its dramatic elements leave something to be desired.
Full Review
50

Washington Post

Having ruled out humor, the movie emphasizes action and melodrama. Director Park Hong-soo, making his feature debut, handles the former with proficiency but little flair.
Full Review
20

Village Voice

By Simon Abrams
When Commitment isn't a perfectly forgettable action film, it's either an oil-thin melodrama or a charbroiled treat for meatheads.
Full Review
20

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
For all the shooting, knifing and nattering about sleeper cells, the film feels weirdly static and terminally tired.
Full Review
36 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.