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Tiff 2013 Review: ‘Cold Eyes’ (Gam si ja deul)

23 September 2013 1:54 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Hyo-ju Han, Woo-sung Jung, Jun-Ho Lee, Kyung-gu Sol, Simon Yam | Written by Kin-Yee Au, Ui-seok Jo, Nai-Hoi Yau | Directed by Ui-seok Jo, Byung-seo Kim

Review by Scott Clark of Cinehouse

One of the most accomplished and stand-out features at Toronto International Film festival this year is the slick, fierce, and ingenious Korean thriller Cold Eyes.

A bank robbery and the induction of a fresh faced operative to a shadowy police surveillance team, I’m a sucker for a concise, fast-paced opening and Cold Eyes has a great one in the vein of Heat and The Dark Knight… Actually Cold Eyes emulates a hundred films like these in its consistently thrilling flow of events, its use of characters who are at the top of their game, and its beautifully shot sprawling urban space. The film flits from point to point pulling at the quickly unravelling thread of a ensemble of »

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