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8.6

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Metascore
30

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

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  2. Negative: 6 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    May 3, 2012
    40
    Jang and Odagiri are good as the rival runners and soldiers. But they are surrounded by over-the-top performances, which play out like a mugging contest.
  2. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    May 2, 2012
    50
    The most expensive South Korean film ever made is also one of the most realistic (read: gory) depictions of the horrors of war, specifically World War II, global cinema has ever produced.
  3. Reviewed by: G. Allen Johnson
    Apr 20, 2012
    25
    Kang is so over the top and jumbled in his storytelling, this could be his Michael Cimino ("Heaven's Gate") moment.