• Released
  • December 2, 2011
  • R , 2 hr 37 min
  • Art House/Foreign
The Yellow Sea Synopsis
A taxi driver (Ha Jung-woo) goes on the run after a botched assassination attempt.
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The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
A rush of a movie from South Korea that slips and slides from horror to humor on rivers of blood and offers the haunting image of a man,...
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Los Angeles Times

Na captures at once the fragility of the human body and the deep-rooted darkness of the human soul. The Yellow Sea is easily one of the...
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By Kim Newman
More startling than an unexpected punch in the noggin, Na Hong-Jin's unusual thriller could have the highest knife count this side of...
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By Justin Chang
Gushing more blood and possessing more stamina than any number of Hollywood hack-'em-ups, writer-director Na Hong-jin's pulse-pounding,...
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Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
If anything, Na's film is too much of a good thing, exceeding credibility too often (the punching-bag hero is far too lucky - good and bad -...
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Time Out New York

By David Fear
Like fellow countryman Park Chan-wook's vengeful epics, this man-on-the-run thriller knows how to deliver a rush; unlike those superior...
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Yellow sun

By lbjnj2011
For those of us who likes. Foreign films with a story. This is a good one. More bloody than we maybe use to in the modern setting. This film is based in, no guns here alot of axe's an knives used. As...

By leiabox

New breed of Korean impact cinema

By cupertinokims
Tight editing, building violence, just when you thought it was over, there comes a new twist. Part of the new breed of Korean cinema reflecting the deep emotion of Korean culture and the resiliency...

The Yellow Sea review

By docfern
Tragic, funny, bloody. Must-see....

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Rated R | For Some Strong Sexuality, Brutal Bloody Violence, Nudity and Language