The Target

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  • R
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 6.2  (2,143)

The Target is a 2014 Korean action-thriller film directed by Chang and starring Seung-ryong Ryu, Joon-Sang Yoo, Lee Jin-Wook, and Yoo Jun-sang. It is a remake of the 2009 French film Point Blank. The movie opens with a jail-break scene, with Yeo-hoon (Lee Jin-Wook) frantically trying to evade the prison guards. He is a highly skilled, skilled military medic who has been wrongfully accused of murdering his wife and is now on the run. When he makes his way to a hospital to get some medical attention, he stumbles upon Tae-jun (Seung-ryong Ryu), a mercenary on a mission. Tae-jun has just assassinated a prominent businesswoman and is now on the run, with the police hot on his heels.

Tae-jun, injured and on the verge of passing out from exhaustion, approaches Yeo-hoon and asks him for help. Yeo-hoon, being a medic, decides to help the wounded Tae-jun, and in return, he promises to find evidence of Yeo-hoon's innocence. Their journey takes them on a wild ride of car chases, gunfights, and high-stakes encounters that keep you on the edge of your seat.

As they navigate through the rival factions who want Tae-jun dead or alive, they learn that the assassination was part of a bigger plan. The hit was carried out by the boss of a private military company, who had also kidnapped the pregnant wife of a former mercenary, who was now working with the police.

The story is told from different perspectives, switching from the police's interrogation to flashbacks, further building up the complexity of the plot. The filmmakers maintain a sharp focus on the action set pieces, with plenty of thrilling car chases, explosions, and brutal hand-to-hand combat.

The cast is impressive, and the performances are outstanding, especially Seung-ryong Ryu, who plays Tae-jun. He is convincing as the ruthless killer who has a soft spot for the underdog. The chemistry between Ryu and Lee Jin-Wook as Yeo-hoon adds an emotional depth to the movie. The supporting cast is equally impressive and convincing, including Kim Sung-ryung as the business tycoon who is assassinated, and Yoo Jun-sang as the former mercenary.

The action sequences in the movie are excellently choreographed, and the stunt work is jaw-dropping. The car chase scene, in particular, stands out as one of the best in recent memory. The soundtrack adds to the overall experience, with a mix of electronic and orchestral music that complements the action perfectly.

The movie also explores themes of betrayal, trust, and redemption. As Tae-jun and Yeo-hoon journey through the Seoul cityscape, they are forced to face their own demons and learn to trust each other, despite their initial animosity.

The Target is a thrilling ride. It's a well-made, fast-paced action-thriller that delivers on all fronts. The suspense is maintained throughout, and the excellent performances from the cast make it all the more engaging. The cinematography is impressive, with beautiful shots of the Seoul skyline adding to the overall aesthetic of the movie. The Target is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys a good action-thriller.

In conclusion, The Target is a must-watch for anyone who loves action movies. Despite its relatively simple plot, the movie delivers in every aspect. The action is breathtaking, the cast is outstanding, and the soundtrack is thrilling. It's a well-made movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish, and it's highly recommended for anyone who's looking for a thrilling cinematic experience.

The Target is a 2015 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2.

The Target
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    6.2  (2,143)