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  • Summary: The head of the Goldmoon crime syndicate is dead. Seizing the opportunity, the police launch an operation called “New World,” using Ja-sung who has been a deep-cover operative for 8 years. With a baby on the way, and living in mortal fear of being exposed as a mole, Ja-sung is torn betweenThe head of the Goldmoon crime syndicate is dead. Seizing the opportunity, the police launch an operation called “New World,” using Ja-sung who has been a deep-cover operative for 8 years. With a baby on the way, and living in mortal fear of being exposed as a mole, Ja-sung is torn between his duty and honor as a cop, and the fiercely loyal gang members who will follow him to hell and back. [Well Go USA] Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Kevin Jagernauth
    Mar 21, 2013
    75
    While it hardly reinvents the genre, it’s smart, sharp entertainment that meets expectations dead on, and provides a nifty little story told with just enough spark to make the familiar feel fresh.
  2. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Mar 21, 2013
    70
    Loyalties are tested, futures are reconsidered and the body count climbs in the effective action import New World.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Mar 21, 2013
    70
    New World is both less bloody and more thoughtful than most of its genre, the shifting-alliances plot becoming more engrossing as it progresses.
  4. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Mar 19, 2013
    60
    New World dishes out enough of the genre’s oldest pleasures to make it worthwhile.
  5. Reviewed by: Tina Hassannia
    Mar 21, 2013
    50
    This is action-thriller feather preening, but all the wit in the world can't hide the narrative sprawl that rots from within.
  6. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Mar 19, 2013
    40
    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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