The Suspect (Yong-eui-ja)
The Suspect (Yong-eui-ja) (2014)

Dong-chul is the best field agent in North Korea until he is abandoned during a mission, his wife and daughter murdered. Hunted and on the run, torn between grief and vengeance, his revenge mission begin.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 10, 2014
DVD Release Date: July 22, 2014
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Michael Nordine
L.A. Weekly

Witnessing this play out is more exhausting than exciting.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

It's grown-up, deadly serious, and free of the ham-handed romantic subplots that mire so many films from the region in ick stew.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Handsomely mounted, the movie looks just like other big-budget blockbusters at first. But it doesn't take long to realize that The Suspect is imitation entertainment.

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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post

Director Won Sin-yeon skillfully emulates the you-are-there-but-where-the-heck-is-that? style of the "Bourne" movies.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

"The Suspect" hinges on a link between an arms deal and food for North Korea's starving populace. That guns-or-butter dichotomy gives this workout more resonance than you'd expect.

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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

The convoluted plot is pretty flimsy, but the film boasts a handful of stylish action sequences that keep it from becoming too tedious.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

It's only January, yet perhaps not too soon to call "The Suspect" one of the best popcorn movies of the year.

Inkoo Kang
Los Angeles Times

The two stunning set pieces, both involving car chases, are so inspired and teeth-grittingly determined that they make the case for the possibility of individual heroism in a harrowingly venal world.

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