Here you will find reviews of Korean war films. Please click on the picture, and you will be taken to the review.
“Despite the beautiful cinematography and powerful notions of camaraderie, The Front Line is not without faults. The crux of the story becomes almost redundant under the weight of other convoluted narrative threads. Yet it is certainly worth watching for the art direction, and serves as another reminder that ‘The Forgotten War’ is nothing of the sort.”
“My Way is an incredible spectacle of a war film, with continually stunning sequences of war and featuring breathtaking cinematography in a variety of landscapes. That said, the focus on visuals results in a lack of characterization making the depiction of war rather deprived of an emotional core”
Northern Limit Line (연평해전) – ★☆☆☆☆
“Northern Limit Line is an unadulterated exercise in cinematic propaganda, one that constructs a simplistic account of the terrible event. Crudely written, poorly directed and horribly edited, the maritime war film’s only redeeming feature is the poignant real-life documentary footage that deeply touching. Northern Limit Line is one for hardcore nationalists only.”
Taegukgi [Brotherhood] (태극기 휘날리며) – ★★★★★
“It’s this emotional intensity that makes Brotherhood such an incredible film. While war films traditionally tend to focus on the lack of humanity and portray ever-increasing scenes of violence – or ‘war pornography’ – Taegukgi veers away from that trend to focus on the emotional bonds between family, and emerges stronger for it.”