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  • Summary: After his father’s botched espionage mission, North Korean Myung-hoon and his young sister Hye-in are sent to a labor prison camp. In order to save his sister’s life, Myung-hoon volunteers to become a spy and infiltrates the South as a teenage defector. While attending high school in theAfter his father’s botched espionage mission, North Korean Myung-hoon and his young sister Hye-in are sent to a labor prison camp. In order to save his sister’s life, Myung-hoon volunteers to become a spy and infiltrates the South as a teenage defector. While attending high school in the South, he meets another girl named Hye-in and rescues her when she comes under attack. South Korean Intelligence soon discover Myung-hoon’s activities and begin tracking him, all the while his own government sends a vicious assassin to eliminate him. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Maggie Lee
    Jan 6, 2014
    60
    Tyro helmer Park Hong-soo handles wall-to-wall action, political intrigue and adolescent love with a relentless efficiency that befits his protagonist, even if the execution can feel as methodical as that of a killer checking off a hit list.
  2. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Jan 1, 2014
    60
    Boilerplate shootouts and conflagrations get the better of the movie's second half, but for the most part, first-time director Park Hong-soo strikes the right balance between take-no-prisoners espionage and teenage angst.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark Jenkins
    Dec 5, 2013
    50
    Having ruled out humor, the movie emphasizes action and melodrama. Director Park Hong-soo, making his feature debut, handles the former with proficiency but little flair.
  4. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Dec 5, 2013
    50
    Park Hong-soo’s debut feature includes enough kinetic action sequences to satisfy genre fans even while its dramatic elements leave something to be desired.
  5. Reviewed by: Simon Abrams
    Dec 3, 2013
    20
    When Commitment isn't a perfectly forgettable action film, it's either an oil-thin melodrama or a charbroiled treat for meatheads.
  6. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Dec 5, 2013
    20
    For all the shooting, knifing and nattering about sleeper cells, the film feels weirdly static and terminally tired.