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The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 7 June 2019 (USA)
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A crime boss teams up with a cop to track down a serial killer.

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Won-Tae Lee

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Won-Tae Lee (based on screenplay by), Won-Tae Lee (based on the film by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dong-seok Ma ... Jang Dong-soo
Mu-Yeol Kim ... (as Kim Moo-Yeol)
Kim Sungkyu ... K
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Storyline

After barely surviving a violent attack by an elusive serial killer, crime boss Jang Dong-su (Don Lee) finds himself forming an unlikely partnership with local detective Jung Tae-seok (Kim Moo Yul) to catch the sadistic killer simply known as "K". Written by Well Go USA Entertainment

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Don't let the devil win

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

South Korea | USA

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

7 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Akinjeon See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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Opening Weekend USA:

$78,655, 9 June 2019

Gross USA:

$216,494

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,104,804
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Decent film contrived ending.......
7 October 2019 | by s3276169See all my reviews

The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil is a decent film but the ending feels a little contrived.

On the upside the story is mostly well crafted, with an inexplicable, anti hero buddy team up, that sets up an intersection between cops, the criminal underworld and a serial killer. The overlap between these groups inevitably tie back to the killer, whose actions divide and unify, people seemingly at odds with one another.

On top of this rather clever interplay of plot elements, lies action and crime scenes that are well paced and choreographed, If at times somewhat gruesome and disturbing.

My only real criticism, is the ending which I felt was a little long winded and contrived. I suspect the story went down this path to bring it in line with acceptable mainstream notions of establishment "law and order".

Still, that said, on balance, there's more to like here than not. 7/10 from me.


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