A former prostitute rises to become the number two in a gangs. However, when her young protege feels over worked doing the gang's dirty business and a prosecutor is roped into handling the syndicate's business dealings, the hidden son of the number two becomes a weakness when his existence is revealed.
- Kim Hye-soo steals the show with her stellar act and excels in some action scenes. Lee Sun-kyun impresses even more with his insanely terrific act.
The action scenes are decently shot.
The film is quite entertaining in its last 30 minutes. Some sequences at this time are really very well executed.
The climax is quite good.
The film is very slow and the story takes too long to pick up, almost when it's too late.
Editing is decent at 90 minutes, but it could've been edited even more as the first 30 minutes are a complete washout. Character development takes too long and the slow beginning was a major reason towards putting this movie on hold for long.
The film drags in many portions and the action takes too long to happen.
Repeat value: No
A SPECIAL LADY is all gloss but almost no substance. Watch it for some decent action scenes and performances, but don't expect anything special.
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