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12.12: The Day

Released Nov 23, 2023 1h 41m Drama History Mystery & Thriller List
Reviews 63% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
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Critics Reviews

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Pierce Conran ScreenAnarchy One of the final dark closets of modern Korean history gets thrown wide open in Kim Sung-soo's riveting historical drama 12.12: The Day. May 14, 2024 Full Review James Marsh South China Morning Post Films until now have tended to skirt around the coup d’état itself, but Kim’s frenetic re-enactment presents a whistle-stop account of Chun’s vicious power grab, barely pausing long enough for those unfamiliar with the facts to keep up. Rated: 4/5 May 10, 2024 Full Review John Berra Screen International A nail-biting thriller complete with confidently handled set-pieces, expert cross-cutting and measured use of split-screen. Mar 5, 2024 Full Review Panos Kotzathanasis Asian Movie Pulse Perhaps a level lower than “Man Standing Next”, “12.12: The Day” still remains a captivating political thriller, benefitting the most by the story, the acting, and its production values. Rated: 7.5 Mar 3, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

Audience Reviews

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Shen S Here is a well-told story of how a single person can drag a whole country down for the lust of power and money and peace and justice have not come easily. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/18/24 Full Review Seyeon The best Korean movie I have ever watched! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/24 Full Review Thomas People need to see it to understand the atrocities of Chun and his cronies to Korea and it's people Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/16/23 Full Review Kyungmi This is the first movie in my life that touches my heart like this. I hope 40 million people in Korea see this movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/11/23 Full Review Chris The history of the 12.12 military coup. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 12/10/23 Full Review yungmi k well made story. based on real history. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Kim Sung-soo
Kim Sung-soo, Hong Won-chan, Lee Young-jong, Hong In Pyo
Megabox Plus M
Drama, History, Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
Release Date (Theaters)
Nov 23, 2023, Limited
1h 41m