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2015 3.0/5 NR SuperHD 140 minutes

A resistance group in Japanese-occupied Korea breaks a sniper out of prison to carry out an assassination, unaware that a traitor lurks among them.

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Jeon Ji-hyun, Lee Jung-jae, Ha Jung-woo, Oh Dal-su, Cho Jin-woong, Lee Kyeong-yeong, Jun Ji-hyun Directed by Choi Dong-hoon

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NYT Review: Review: ‘Assassination,’ With Twists and Hired Guns in 1930s Seoul and Shanghai

This historical drama, written and directed by Choi Dong-hoon, is set mainly in the 1930s, when Korea was chafing under Japanese occupation. — Jeannette Catsoulis Read the review

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A sensationally entertaining mash-up of historical drama, "Dirty Dozen" style shoot-'em-up, spaghetti Western-flavored flamboyance, and extended action set pieces that suggest a dream-team collaboration of Sergio Leone, John Woo and Steven Spielberg.

Joe Leydon, Variety, 2015-08-19


Working off a budget of $16 million, filmmaker Choi Dong-hoon keeps the unapologetically mainstream but twisty story moving along engagingly despite some less-than-seamless shifts in time.

Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times, 2015-08-06


For better and worse, South Korean period adventure Assassination is the kind of overstuffed historical mega-production that Hollywood doesn't make anymore.

Simon Abrams, Village Voice, 2015-08-04


Brimming with characters - many in near-identical military garb - and bristling with double crosses, this unnecessarily lengthy homage to resistance chooses breadth over depth at every turn.

Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 2015-08-06