A corporate assassin (So Ji-sub) with a fierce reputation learns that retirement isn't in the cards after seeing his young apprentice killed, and abandoning his career to care for the man's struggling family in this brooding South Korean crime drama.~Jason Buchanan
I had seen this movie before and absolutely loved it. I have grown quite fond of this type of Korean genre movies. They offer well thought out plots which can move around at a moments notice and give a twist I never see coming. This is a hit man movie that I feel excels in all aspects of that style. So I bought the blu-ray.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
A fine genre installment...
When it comes to films, South Korea is infamous for its brutal revenge thrillers. From the classics such as the iconic OLDBOY (2003) of The Vengeance Trilogy and A Bittersweet Life (2005) to more recent offerings including The Man from Nowhere (2010) and I Saw the Devil (2010), when it comes to righting a wrong through violent means, these films define the genre.
Released in 2012, A Company Man follows the trend and tells the gritty tale of a rogue hitman who must battle against his own former employers....who just so happen to be a large corporation specializing in professional murder. It's a fun though cliched plot which is wraps up nicely by the end of the film, but doesn't offer anything really new to the genre. However, what A Company Man lacks in originality it makes up for with slick choreography.
The picture/audio quality of this release is very good and on-par with other WellGo USA distributed films. Worth a watch if you're a fan of revenge flicks.