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Steel Rain

2017 2h 19m Action Mystery & Thriller List
Reviews 59% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
A North Korean agent is forced to defect to the south to stop a nuclear war. Read More Read Less
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Maggie Lee Variety Whips up the sort of worst-case-scenario, anti-Communist hysteria that's a hilarious throwback to the Cold War propaganda of 1970s cloak-and-dagger movies. Oct 27, 2019 Full Review James Mudge easternKicks.com Though in definite need of some judicious editing, it's a solid second outing for Yang Woo-seok, who proves himself a director unafraid of taking on ambitious material Rated: 3.5 Oct 24, 2020 Full Review William Schwartz HanCinema While consistently excellent in individual sections, the ambiguous genre mix of Steel Rain does a lot to dilute the impact. Oct 1, 2020 Full Review Panos Kotzathanasis Asian Movie Pulse Overall, "Steel Rain" is an enjoyable production that will definitely appeal to fans of Hollywood action blockbusters. However, most of the movie's elements points towards the flick, in a production that will be forgotten as easily as it is watched. Oct 27, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Dick C I don't know what is country concepts...however understand what's family ideas...all my credits go to the Webtoon, by director-producer-original story of Steel Rain by Yang Woo-suk...with well done performances of Jung Woo-sung as well as Kwak Do-won... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 09/29/23 Full Review Audience Member A thoroughly entertaining geopolitical tale reminiscent of American Cold War era movies. It is interesting how the movie depicts a number of conflicting dichotomies among all the players. There is the pro-war/anti-war factions in both the North and South Korean governments, the competing and divergent interests among South Korea, the US and Japan, and the competing yet contradictory ideas for unification of the Korean peninsula. There is even the recurrence of the "Mutually Assured Destruction" (MAD) theory of the US v USSR cold war. That said, the movie could use some editing down, and the Bromance between the two leads is awkward and obviously contrived. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Now people now how North Korea is for who anyone decides to trespass anyways this movie has alot of great moments but also sad moments , Yhe characters did awesome , Conflict was crazy and ending was good. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Ive watched about 100 Korean movies since quarantine started, and its really fascinating how many of them still focus on peninsular reunification. This one doesnt necessarily have anything wholly new to offer to viewers accustomed to american blockbuster political action flicks, but its well executed and well acted. Would definitely recommend for a fun watch as long as you dont mind the run-time =) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Jay K Story was relevant and current. It was engaging and action was top notch. Critics talking about production value is ridiculous. Talk about the enjoyability of the film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 08/29/20 Full Review Audience Member Kept an intensity from start to end. Some comedic moments and a few observations are quite revealing . Well worth the watch, especially for foreign viewers who know little about N and S Korea. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A North Korean agent is forced to defect to the south to stop a nuclear war.
Director
Yang Woo-suk
Producer
Kim Tae-won, Park Joon-ho
Screenwriter
Yang Woo-suk
Production Co
Mofac & Alfred, Whyworks Entertainment Co.
Genre
Action, Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
Korean
Release Date (Streaming)
Mar 14, 2018
Runtime
2h 19m
Sound Mix
Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio
Scope (2.35:1)
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