Time Renegades

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"Since that day, their dreams became a window connecting two worlds."
  • PG-13
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 47 min
  • 6.8  (1,203)

Time Renegades is a South Korean romantic thriller movie from 2016 directed by Kwak Jae-yong. The movie features a star-studded cast with the likes of Lim Soo-jung, Jo Jung-Suk, and Lee Jin-Wook. The film tells a time travel story of love and sacrifice that spans over three decades. The film begins in modern-day Seoul, where police officer Lee Jin-Wook investigates a strange murder case. The case is linked to a series of murders that took place in the same area around 30 years ago. When Lee discovers an old diary at the crime scene, it leads him to a woman named So-eun (Lim Soo-jung). Through the diary, Lee finds that So-eun's boyfriend, Detective Gun-woo (Jo Jung-Suk) from 1983, conducted the investigation of the same murders. As Lee begins to investigate further, he discovers that the two of them, Gun-woo and So-eun, were lovers who died tragically. But, due to an unexplainable phenomenon, Gun-woo manages to talk to So-eun through time.

The film moves back and forth in time, showing a parallel story of the two detectives investigating the murders. Detective Gun-woo is haunted by the mysterious murders as they begin to take a toll on his mental health. Meanwhile, in modern-day Seoul, Lee becomes obsessed with the case, almost to the point of losing himself in the investigation. The film manages to bridge the supernatural with a murder-mystery, making it a captivating thriller.

But, the movie is not just about the murders. It revolves around the love story between Gun-woo and So-eun, one that transcends time. Gun-woo's determination to solve the case and So-eun's unwavering faith in him, despite being separated by time, is the underlying theme of the movie. Their love story is both beautiful and heart-wrenching. As the movie progresses, the audience is hooked on the plot, wondering if Gun-woo can save So-eun, knowing she'll die soon.

The acting in the movie is exceptional, especially the leads' performances. Lim Soo-jung, Jo Jung-Suk, and Lee Jin-Wook all give exceptional performances, capturing the depth of their characters. Jo Jung-Suk, in particular, delivers an outstanding performance, portraying the emotional pain and trauma of his character with ease. The chemistry between the lead actors adds to the film's charm, making it more emotional and relatable to the audience.

One of the film's strong points is its cinematography. The movie oscillates between two different eras, and both are depicted brilliantly. The scenes set in 1983 are given a vintage feel, while the modern-day scenes have a gritty, urban vibe to them. The cinematography adds to the overall narrative of the film, paving the way for a gradual, suspenseful buildup.

The movie's focus is on the love story, but the plot twist at the end makes the movie worth watching. It's a perfect blend of romance and mystery, which is rare to come by. The film manages to keep the audience invested, building up expectations of what is going to happen next, leading up to a satisfying conclusion.

Overall, Time Renegades is a brilliant movie that is sure to keep you engrossed. Kwak Jae-Yong's direction, coupled with exceptional acting performances and stunning cinematography, create a cinematic masterpiece. The movie is a beautifully crafted love story that reminded us anything can happen in the space-time continuum.

Time Renegades is a 2016 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 47 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8.

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    6.8  (1,203)