Film #164: THE MAN FROM NOWHERE
The Man From Nowhere
5 out of 5 stars
A rewatch of one of my favorite films of all time!!! Director Jeong-beom Lee shakes the dust off of what has recently become a rather dusty genre (the action revenge thriller) and puts a wonderfully subtle spin on the ball. Bin Won (TAE GUK GI, MOTHER) shows such a range of emotion here (from a subdued pawn shop owner to the murderous force of nature that is Tae-Sik Cha) that his performance sears himself into the meat of your brain. While the film does take a bit to gather momentum, when the pay-off comes… it’s edge-of-your-seat thrilling. This film EASILY has some of the best knife-fighting ever captured on film. It’s brisk, bold, and brutal and I defy anyone not to impressed by it. Action fans… Drama fans… Korean cop thriller fans… and will all rejoice in this truly impressive film. I love this one and give it my most ardent recommendation. See this!
WARNING: Below lay spoilers!