Here you will find reviews of Korean western films. Please click on the picture, and you will be taken to the review.
Bloody Fight in Iron-Rock Valley (철암계곡의 혈투) – ★★★☆☆
“Bloody Fight in Iron-Rock Valley is a genuine love letter to the classic spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone. Featuring classic features of the genre, including a nameless anti-hero complete with Morricone-inspired score, the independent film provides a huge service for fans of cinema. Yet director Ji Ha Jean also makes it a distinctly Korean production. The low budget and underdeveloped script hamper the film, but Bloody Fight in Iron-Rock Valley is otherwise an enjoyable, and entertaining, take on the modern western.”
The Good, The Bad, The Weird (좋은 놈, 나쁜 놈, 이상한 놈) – ★★★★☆
“The Good, the Bad, the Weird is a zany, fun-filled revisionist take on a traditionally American genre. Kim Ji-woon makes it a uniquely Korean production primed with historical and cultural anxieties. As the pace of the film is frantic to say the least, there is very little in the way of character development or dramatic, poignant scenes as to why the map is so vital for all involved. Instead, The Good, the Bad, the Weird is an action-packed love letter to the genre, one that provides incredible enjoyment from start to finish.”