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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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"The Age of Shadows" is a film destined to succeed, commercially, since it includes a favorite theme, some of S. Korea's most popular actors, and a rather large budget that was implemented wisely, and artistically, due to the masterful direction
With stellar performances, thrilling set-pieces, masterful storytelling and top-notch production values, The Age of Shadows is a must-see for anyone who loves period films, spy thrillers and cloak-and-dagger flicks. Highly recommended.
It is a thoroughly plotted film, carefully constructed to make sense most especially when the plot explodes all over. It climaxes at the right time, with twists and turns are perfectly placed to produce all the apt emotions.
Kim Jee-woon's political piece is played like an American gangster drama, with all the cliches that suggests... Kim Jee-woon's political piece is played like an American gangster drama, with all the cliches that suggests.
The story is inspired by the real-life bombing of the Japanese police headquarters in Seoul but the plot is complete fantasy, a double agent cloak-and-dagger thriller of loyalty, betrayal, shifting allegiances, feints, blackmail...
A satisfying cloak-and-dagger thriller set in Japanese-occupied Korea during the 1920s, Kim Jee-woon's The Age of Shadows betrays a kind of business-like approach to spy games, institutional and otherwise.
Never decaying in pace, the film provides us with thrilling Hitchcockian sequences on a train, suspenseful ambushes, treacherous inside men working in the shadows, and incredible shootouts at the sound of Louis Armstrong.
A complex film with Je-woon's unexpected vocation of classicism, the film reaches its particular peak of brilliance in the long stretch that takes place inside a train where persecutors and resistant converge. [Full review in Spanish]