Aroview: A Korean military thriller of high repute that opens with a double-killing on the bitterly-tense border between North and South and evolves into an intense investigative melodrama.
A box-office record-breaker in its homeland this enacts a series of interesting twists, edged with melodrama yet driving to more tragic depths than its Hollywood equivalents (eg. A FEW GOOD MEN). Notable also for its smoothly accomplished filmmaking, this derives most power as a glimpse into a uniquely secret powerkeg of international politics.
4 stars (Very Good) A brilliant military thriller complete with building suspense, frenetic action sequences and conspiracy. Chan-Wook Park is undoubtedly one of the best Korean directors this century.~Tom H