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      Commitment

      2013 1h 53m Action List
      40% Tomatometer 10 Reviews 58% Audience Score 100+ Ratings The son of a North Korean spy follows in his father's footsteps to protect his younger sister. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Tirdad Derakhshani Philadelphia Inquirer Lots of family tragedy, saccharine love, and high-impact tae kwon do. Rated: 2/4 Dec 6, 2013 Full Review Jeannette Catsoulis New York Times For all the shooting, knifing and nattering about sleeper cells, the film feels weirdly static and terminally tired. Dec 5, 2013 Full Review Tom Keogh Seattle Times In this expansive, even elegant movie, Myung-hoon turns from assassin to knight-errant in pursuit of a virtue he barely has time to understand. His rapid evolution is nothing short of moving. Rated: 3/4 Dec 5, 2013 Full Review Jake Cole Movie Mezzanine Commitment may not be the next big K-cinema import, but it's a fine display of solid craftsmanship. Rated: B- Mar 13, 2014 Full Review Avi Offer NYC Movie Guru An entertaining, well-cast action thriller, but it grows increasingly mindless, pedestrian, contrived and convoluted. Rated: 7.49/10 Dec 30, 2013 Full Review Todd Jorgenson Cinemalogue The film features a variety of kinetic and well choreographed action sequences but is strictly an exercise in style over substance. Dec 11, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Love this movie, when the brother and sister's love so strong. I cried so much, must see this movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Him and his superhuman strength and skills, nothing special about the movie unfortunately. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member The son of a murdered North Korean spy is recruited to infiltrate South Korea as an assassin with the promise of being reunited with his sister when he finishes the job. While posing as a North Korean defector, he befriends a girl being bullied by other students and defends her. Meanwhile, a regime change has happened in the North and he is targeted for elimination. A decent action film that suffers from a bit too much choppy editing in the action sequences and a hero who is a killing machine with no real explanation offered for where he learned to be one. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review don s Solidly acted Korean movie about spies from the North moving south over the border to steal back a package that was stolen from them. The young man, Myung-hoon, poses as a student while dispensing the ultimate justice in the service of his nation. Interesting story, good action sequences. Well worth watching. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A highly impressive espionage action film from South Korea, building believable and brutal action scenes as well as dramatic intensity. The casting of young rapper T.O.P. is spot on. His acting and script don't cater to far to it's teen demographic in its teen spy roots as it blossoms into a mature and tragic thriller. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member This is the sort of film that aspiring filmmakers and actors such as myself love to watch. Though there are parts that definitely need alterations, Commitment is not a movie one should regret watching. Touching base as most new movies after Kim Jong-il's death did on the secret wars and relations between North and South Korea, this film follows a young North Korean pushed into espionage after his father is betrayed and killed while operating as a splinter agent in the South. Two years later, he has evolved into a lethal young man, and as he is sent to operate in the South, he begins to question if he'll ever go back home, see his sister, or even survive. T.O.P. is a natural actor as Myung-hoon the protective and betrayed figure on a mission that keeps changing as he keeps getting hunted. The movie progresses near perfectly up until after the climax and ending, which both leaves audiences upset at the outcome, which could have easily been avoided. But, that's Korean cinema for you, entertaining, somewhat realistic but leaving main characters inept. It's full of action, emotion, definitely scenes that will bring an enticed watcher to tears, but it would have served them well if they had elaborated more on Myung-hoon's personal growth, his friendship and perhaps romantic connection with Lee Hye-in. Overall, it's an excellent film for the moviegoer who wants to be kept on the edge of their seats. For aspiring filmmakers/actors, it gives good acting chops for aspiring teen actors, and where not to go wrong for the story writer. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis The son of a North Korean spy follows in his father's footsteps to protect his younger sister.
      Director
      Park Hongsu
      Producer
      Lee Sunghoon
      Screenwriter
      Choi A-leaum
      Production Co
      Lamp, Golden Fish Pictures
      Genre
      Action
      Original Language
      Korean
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 10, 2014
      Runtime
      1h 53m
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