• Released
  • June 2, 2006
  • R , 1 hr 45 min
  • Action/Adventure
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Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Ambitious and impressive, both in its provocative themes and superb production design using striking sets and locations in Korea, Russia and Thailand, this handsome epic amply rewards audiences willing to go the distance.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Eventually, Typhoon succumbs to the usual special-effects bombast and plot overkill.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The action come fast and thick, and the sentimentality reaches near-operatic proportions.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
An international caper with James Bond and Tom Clancy overtones - and Austin Powers undertones, too.
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San Francisco Chronicle

Kwak is indeed a highly original voice, but you wouldn't know it from Typhoon. It seems as if he's constrained by the conventional material.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
As silly movies go, this one is at least pretty exciting. But in the end, Typhoon leaves you feeling as exiled from the two Koreas as Sin is.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
While a huge hit in its native country, is neither arty nor truly thrilling enough to greatly impress American audiences.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
An exhausting combination of generic thriller, political tract and sentimental weepie.
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
The humorless and self-important execution attempts an operatic scale but only succeeds in sinking the remnants of the story's integrity. By the time it makes landfall, this incoherent production has blown itself out.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Mainstream moviegoers will be put off by the subtitles, and art-house fans will be insulted by the story's shallowness.
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46 out of 100
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