• Released
  • December 6, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 48 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
  • 41 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: After his father’s botched espionage mission, North Korean Myung-hoon and his young sister Hye-in are sent to a labor prison camp. In order to save his sister’s life, Myung-hoon volunteers to become a spy and infiltrates the South as a teenage defector.

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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...
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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...
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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...
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50

Washington Post

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Having ruled out humor, the movie emphasizes action and melodrama. Director Park Hong-soo, making his feature debut, handles the former...
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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.
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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.
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Rated NR