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      The Policeman's Lineage

      2022 1h 59m Crime Drama List
      71% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 90% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Major Crimes captain Park Kang-yoon (Cho Jin-woong) receives special funding to carry out his investigations and lives the life of luxury with fancy sedan, high-end condo, designer suits and accessories. A rookie named Min-jae (Choi Woo-shik) joins his unit, who happens to be very by the book. The pair becomes close as they begin investigating a new type of street drug, but Kang-yoon finds out that there is a mole within his unit, who has been compiling a case against him. As Min-jae is shown into the shady world of slush funds being used on cops, he is exposed to a secret organization within the ranks.... Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Sep 05 Buy Now

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      Noel Murray Los Angeles Times The film’s exploration of crime-fighting’s gray areas is familiar; but strong performances, some stylistic flair and a matter-of-fact tone give “The Policeman’s Lineage” the ring of truth. Jun 10, 2022 Full Review Nicolas Rapold New York Times The film never hits its stride, rambling through plot points that don’t really cohere... Jun 7, 2022 Full Review Panos Kotzathanasis HanCinema Despite some minor issues in the script, "The Policeman's Lineage" emerges as a captivating crime thriller, which, although does not reach the level of the masterpieces of the category, remains entertaining from beginning to end. Rated: 6.5 Jan 4, 2023 Full Review Christian Gallichio The Playlist The film feels like three different scripts that were stitched together with little attention paid to whether they made sense. Rated: C- Jun 16, 2022 Full Review Michael Clark Epoch Times Incorporating the better elements of American good cop/bad cop movies and the 2002 Hong Kong masterpiece “Infernal Affairs” (remade by Martin Scorsese in 2006 as “The Departed”), “The Policeman’s Lineage” keeps the viewer guessing for the duration. Rated: 4/5 Jun 10, 2022 Full Review Jack Ford Battle Royale With Cheese It is a stylish and well-paced police actioner that does enough visually and with its story and characters to sustain its running time and keep hold of the audience to the end. Jun 3, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      acsdoug D The story is a tad needlessly complicated - and even a tad cliched at times - but it's fast paced and never dull. I enjoyed it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/02/23 Full Review Audience Member I would watch it again!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member An amazing performance by the stars from PARASITE. I didnt want the movie to end. Hope there will be a sequel! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Parasite‘s Woo-sik Choi is rookie cop Choi Min-Jae. He has principles unlike his boss Park Gang-Yoon, the chief of an investigation team who may have an unrivaled arrest record but has no problem using corrupt methods. Can these two cops co-exist and tackle a case that could destroy their entire department? Based on the Japanese novel Blood of the Policeman by Joh Sasaki, this is currently the fourth biggest movie to be released in South Korea this year. Choi Min-jae is a third generation police officer who dreams of serving the law in the same way that his grandfather and late father did. In order to receive a secret document about his father, he accepts a mission from internal affairs to monitor Park Gang-Yoon. Par wants to capture Na-young Bin (Kwon Yul), a CEO supplying drugs to the elite and a man whose cash and connections have kept him out of prison three times. To make things worse, he rubs it in Park's face, who wants to bring him in no matter what. I've never seen a Korean cop film before. I love that the world has brought us closer so that we can experience one another's cultures and see how we are the same and how we're also different. The Policeman's Lineage is directed by Kyu-maan Lee (Wide Awake) and written by Bae Young-Ik. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member I enjoyed both Choi Woo-sik and Cho Jin-woong's past movies and TV series. It's exciting to see their intense chemistry in this unstoppable crime drama. Full of twists and stylish action sequences. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Major Crimes captain Park Kang-yoon (Cho Jin-woong) receives special funding to carry out his investigations and lives the life of luxury with fancy sedan, high-end condo, designer suits and accessories. A rookie named Min-jae (Choi Woo-shik) joins his unit, who happens to be very by the book. The pair becomes close as they begin investigating a new type of street drug, but Kang-yoon finds out that there is a mole within his unit, who has been compiling a case against him. As Min-jae is shown into the shady world of slush funds being used on cops, he is exposed to a secret organization within the ranks....
      Director
      Lee Kyoo-man
      Screenwriter
      Bae Yeong-ik, Joh Sasaki
      Production Co
      Leeyang Film
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      Korean
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 7, 2022
      Runtime
      1h 59m
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