Confession of Murder [Blu-ray]
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"Relentless...an entertaining thrill ride... taken to the next level" - --Bloody Disgusting
"Truly incredible ...best car chase of the year" --Badass Digest
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However, CONFESSION OF MURDER tries to blend those two worlds - create a summer tent-pole-style flick that'll bring in the masses while preserving that which makes Korean cinema its own animal. It succeeds more than it fails, but where it fails it almost veers into cartoon silliness, most of which is limited to the film's big action sequences.
(NOTE: The following review will contain minor spoilers necessary solely for the discussion of plot and/or characters. If you're the type of reader who prefers a review entirely spoiler-free, then I'd encourage you to skip down to the last three paragraphs for my final assessment. If, however, you're accepting of a few modest hints at `things to come,' then read on ...)
After the statute of limitations expires on a particular grisly series of serial murders, a picture perfect young man named Lee (played by Park Shi Hoo) comes forward claiming to have committed all of them except a last one long attributed to the same killer. As his penance, he's chosen to release his memoirs - detailing the highs and lows of these events - as well as make a public apology to the families.Read more ›
if you love korean thrillers like memories of murder , oldboy , new world and other stuff like that you should defintly check this one out. great story, awesome story twists and really good actors!
First off let me say that the actual premise of the movie is fantastic and gripping. Its essentially a Cat and Mouse Mystery Thriller. But who is playing who? So much deception will make you want to know the truth and will be your main reason to even continue watching the film after you see how ridiculously out of place the action scenes are. The action scenes are so out of place in this type of film that I can only blame the Director in his choice of placing them in this type of film. It was like he didnt know what kind of film to portray. The actions scenes seem like something out of Jason Statham Movie (you know what I'm talking about if you seen The Transporter or Crank). They just seem so oddly out of place that they destroy the pacing of the movie. Some action sequences are even unnecessary. A more realistic approach would have made the movie so much better and keep the audience immersed in the plot of the story. All in All, I would recommend a watch so long as you can overlook the action scenes. 3 1/2 Stars.
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But the excellent beginning only strengthens the South Korean action thriller's slow but steady building decline. The main storyline of the film is riveting, but there's this entire secondary storyline that nearly ruins everything the film has going for it. Comedy and goofy behavior has no place in a film like this, but writer/director Jung Byung-gil forcefully stuffs as much unwanted absurdity as he can into the film.
A group of the killer's victim's relatives and loved ones gather and pursue a fresh-out-of-prison private investigator to gain revenge on Lee Doo-suk, but unfortunately this ragtag faction of over trained nincompoops only muck up Detective Choi's investigation. Look no further than the unrealistic car chase in the middle of the film which features balancing on the roofs and hoods of multiple cars and hospital gurneys all while barreling down a highway. The blatant green screen shots are beyond preposterous as are the ludicrous actions of a certain knife wielding private dick.
"Confession of Murder" has a captivating primary storyline with superb performances from the short-tempered Jung Jae-young and the overconfident Park Si-hoo.Read more ›
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Really fun movie. It seems like it's going to be a really dark drama but it's better described as an action thriller.Published 2 days ago by Jeremy o dwyer
The rating I would really like to give this is 3.5 stars, but I rounded up. There is on balance more right/done well than not, but when it goes off the rails it's *really*... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Deb Nam-Krane
This is a koreon film, its a detective story,its got a great ending , l cant say to much l,ll spoil film, l will wrire its a great film anyone who enjoys asian films knows korea... Read morePublished 9 months ago by julie sayers
This movies was awesome!! It had me confused and guessing all the way to the end. Awesome movie!!!!Published 10 months ago by KayKay
great, great, and great!! The plot and action are incredible. this is a must see for people who love a foreign film that
I will see many times.
How to trap a killer Korean style. Years after a mass murderer killing spree ends,... a cop sets up trap to trick a killer into revealing himself.Published 14 months ago by The Fiddler
Awesome movie. Interesting premise and some cool fight/chase scenes (though some were a bit long). I had a lot of fun watching this. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Zachary Green
Excellent thriller with terrific cast and neat twists. Use of dark comedy and satire walks a fine line with tragedy and pathos but works as only the Koreans can pull off while also... Read morePublished 16 months ago by daisysalter
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