Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
Watch On
  1. 89
    The most costly and the most popular film in South Korean history is also one of the most gripping and epic war films ever made, and certainly the only one I can think of the portrays the Korean war from the viewpoint of both sides of the conflict.
  2. Belongs to that brand of sweeping, conflict-era drama epitomized by "Saving Private Ryan," "Gone with the Wind" and TV miniseries "North and South."
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 69 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 38
  2. Negative: 1 out of 38
  1. AmyR.
    Feb 20, 2006
    10
    Amazing movie! So much more than a war movie! I'm surprised that it didn't receive more critical acclaim from the US. I highly Amazing movie! So much more than a war movie! I'm surprised that it didn't receive more critical acclaim from the US. I highly recommend this movie! Full Review »
  2. GeorgeS.
    Feb 1, 2006
    10
    Awesome Movie! The saving private Ryan of Korea..I never even knew Korea had a war or it's own and that the South had conflicts with the Awesome Movie! The saving private Ryan of Korea..I never even knew Korea had a war or it's own and that the South had conflicts with the South. I love SOUTH KOREA! Full Review »
  3. Apr 15, 2013
    9
    I hate movies that make me read, but this was a great movie! Made me like South Korean people even more. I watched this at a strange time withI hate movies that make me read, but this was a great movie! Made me like South Korean people even more. I watched this at a strange time with all the threats from North Korea. This movie makes you care about the characters, and hope they get back to their peaceful living. Full Review »