New World
New World (2013)

SYNOPSIS: The head of the Goldmoon crime syndicate is dead, leaving his top two lieutenants. Seizing the opportunity, the police launch an operation called "New World," with the perfect weapon. The boss' right hand man,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 22, 2013
DVD Release Date: July 23, 2013
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

New World tries to expand the genre with nods to The Godfather but can't escape the over-the-top acting, expansive violence and overdone story typical of Seoul-made crime dramas.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Writer-director Hoon-jung Park tells this twisty story of internecine warfare within a Korean corporate crime syndicate with patience, elegance and no small amount of bloodshed.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

While Park Hoon-jeong's gangster film seems to celebrate the genre rather than adding a whole lot, it's reflective of a self-conscious style that's helping South Korean directors turn a few heads.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

"New World" is both less bloody and more thoughtful than most of its genre, the shifting-alliances plot becoming more engrossing as it progresses.

David Fear
Time Out

Like many of his SK-action peers, director Park Hoon-jung has a knack for staging violent set pieces but comes up lacking in terms of character development, narrative clarity, etc.

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Diva Velez

Tense, dark, violent and brilliantly acted, if New World is any indication of what's in store for the future of the Asian cop drama; harder, sharper, yet finessed and even elegant, then carry on Korea.

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Andrew O'Hehir

No one in American movies has made a crime opera this good in years.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

Park's direction is sleek and assured, but lacking the dynamism that might help energize a film that-its title notwithstanding-comes off as dully old-school.

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Katherine Monk

Living up to the core of the noir tradition, New World takes a long view of the human species and dissects us with the cold, surgical blade of a laboratory scientist.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A derivative crime movie that wants to be a mix of The Godfather and Infernal Affairs but is so incredibly obvious, overdone and desperate to come up with twist… More
Caesar Mendez
It's difficult to standout in the crime genre when many similar films have taken inspirations from the greats, but never match them. When it comes telling… More
Jesse Ortega
I don't know, but I wasn't expecting to enjoy this movie as much as I did. For the most part, it plays out like any other typical crime thriller,… More