Shiri (2002)

Two of Korea's top secret intelligence agents investigate the murder of a notorious arms smuggler. The agents discover that the murderer is a mysterious sniper who has stolen a top-secret liquid bomb that could lead to the outbreak of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 8, 2002
DVD Release Date: April 9, 2002
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

Features explosive effects and flashy action best viewed on a large screen.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Suffers from all the excesses of the genre.

Charlotte O'Sullivan
Independent (UK)

The acclaim is justified.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Compelling, kinetic, fast and furious.

Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle

There's a neat twist, subtly rendered, that could have wrapped things up at 80 minutes, but Kang tacks on three or four more endings.

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Joshua Tanzer

Starts as an intense political and psychological thriller but is sabotaged by ticking time bombs and other Hollywood-action cliches.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

It's a post-Cold War action yarn with a nose for Hong Kong-style melodrama, and a loopy cop drama with undeniable entertainment value.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

A huge box-office hit in Korea, Shiri is a must for genre fans.

Phil Hall
Film Threat

Thoroughly awful.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
JY Skacto
Shiri. A fish that can be found in both North and South Korean fresh-water streams. A pretty appropriate title for this film. You'll understand if you… More
Anthony Valletta
A great action thriller set in South Korean with Yunjin Kim of Lost. A great script with a few twists and a great ending.
Lanning : )
Check the poster for this one. Koreawood has learned a lot from Hollywood. You will <b>never</b> see the shot from this poster in the movie. Not… More
Curt C
Hollywood action blockbuster, made in Korea. You will feel the strong influence of 90's Hollywood action flicks, just set in a Korean setting with Korean… More