A troubled ex-cop is imprisoned for a hit-and-run accident. He discovers that the entire penitentiary is controlled by an inmate who has been running a crime syndicate with the help of the warden and guards which provides them 100% alibi.
In one scene, actor Hae-jin Yoo uses the word "Geukbisusa" to describe the covert operation. He has appeared in a film titled "Geukbisusa" or 'The Classified File (2015)' which was also about a covert investigation. See more »
This is an interesting action thriller, but felt unnecessary detail got in the way of a film that could and should have been significantly faster paced, and could have cut the running time. Honestly, there were scenes that made me wonder why they were added to the final cut. Towards the end it does gain pacing and it is an exciting thrill ride.
Hyun Bin was excellent as Detective Lim Cheol - sleek, classy and tough. I really enjoyed him in the lead. Hae-jin Yoo was a bit too tongue-in-cheek-ish, although his performance was very good during the climatic final battle. The two actors did complement each other, though, and the trust issue between the two was effectively done, being North and South Koreans. In general, this was a good film.
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