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Has anyone seen The Big Swindle (Korean)

Old 07-06-04, 05:56 PM
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Has anyone seen The Big Swindle (Korean)

The Big Swindle



I am considering buying this from yesasia, but I want to know if it is a good film. If you have seen, please feel free to let me know how it is. Also if you have any links besides imdb.com, it would be much appreciated.

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I am thinking about picking this one up blind. Interested in what people thought.
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I was right about to post this, haha.

Anyone seen it?
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I ordered it... I think. Maybe I put it on my wait list. Anyway - I'll get it eventually and will post a review.
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I just realized this stars Yeom Jeong-Ah - she gave a great performance as the stepmother in A Tale of Two Sisters. Now I'm somewhat interested, although I usually find the faux-Tarantino schtick grating.

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Old 07-31-04, 03:44 PM
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I just watched this and give it an A+. Kept me guessing; good action, some humor. Fun movie.
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Originally posted by divemaster
I just watched this and give it an A+. Kept me guessing; good action, some humor. Fun movie.
Good to know, I have it sitting in a box (just moved over the weekend) and I have been itching to watch just haven't had a chance with everything going on. Maybe tonight I will get a chance.
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Well, I wouldn't quite give it an A+, but I will agree that it was a pretty fun and enjoyable movie.
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Originally posted by fnordboy
Good to know, I have it sitting in a box (just moved over the weekend) and I have been itching to watch just haven't had a chance with everything going on. Maybe tonight I will get a chance.
I'd be interested to know what you think. Based on some of the Korean movie picks and pans on this forum, I am out of the mainstream on several popular titles. (For example, I thought Save the Green Planet was really lame and people praise that one to no end.)
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Well, I wouldn't quite give it an A+, but I will agree that it was a pretty fun and enjoyable movie.
That is what I would also say, just watched my copy a couple of days ago...
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Sweet, just ordered this sight unseen a couple days ago. I started to get buyer's remorse, but now you guys have changed all that for me. Thanks!

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To continue with the handing out of letter grades for the film, I'd give it a "B". I'd call it a professional entry into the genre that delivers what you might expect but doesn't really go beyond that.

The film moves at a rather easy-going pace and focuses a little more on the characters than the action or workings of the various capers/swindles/cons/double-crosses. I wouldn't necessarily call it a character-driven film however. I can't say that I found anything particularly remarkable or memorable about the film; the phrase "by-the-numbers" comes to mind.

I don't want to give anyone the wrong impression, "The Big Swindle" was a good movie and a worthy DVD purchase for larger collections but not really something I'd consider essential (in my limited experience) to a "must-have" library of Korean cinema.

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