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.
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Hyun-Woo, who is the sole witness to the murder of a taxi driver, is accused of committing the crime and persecuted and prosecuted. He is sentenced to a sentence of ten years. An ... See full summary »
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 »
Confidential Assignment Review: A must watch action entertainer!
Movie: Confidential Assignment (15)
Well, this film is much better than most films made on this theme. It's a very energetic film and has some really amazing action scenes to watch out for. But wait: action is not the only good thing it has got to offer. There's an excellent and interesting screenplay, powerful performances, intense emotions and light hearted humour, etc. I can't sum up this film's excellence in a review of few paragraphs. It's that AMAZING!
CONFIDENTIAL ASSIGNMENT is an entertaining action film which director Sung-Hoon Kim has made an enthralling experience calling for another watch. The action scenes are so well executed that they demand a repeat value as well. The way it balances action, emotion and humour is commendable.
Technically, the film stands tall. The cinematography in certain action sequences is splendid. The visuals are a treat to watch. The editing is decent as the film rarely deviates from storytelling; it doesn't bore for even a second.
Hyun Bin is quite excellent. His performance is a commendable one as he manages to show multiple emotions with perfection. Yu Hae-jin, however steals the show with his solid performance. Rest of the cast does a fairly good job.
The action is excellent, the emotions are well brought out, and the comedy too is quite a good one. The music, however, is another major reason why the film stands this tall. Various sequences get enhanced by the energetic music and I would love to hear it again and again. It's quite catchy and foot-tapping, apart from being hummable.
Definitely, CONFIDENTIAL ASSIGNMENT is a must watch for action lovers. Not just for them, however. The film is an energetic, lively entertainer with a solid repeat value. Do go for it, and you won't regret it. I heard somewhere that it's coming to India as well, and that's truly a great news!
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