The Attorney

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  • Summary: Song Woo-seok has no clients, connections, or even a college degree, but his eye for business and appetite for money turn him into one of the most successful lawyers in town. But right at the peak of his success, a local teenager is falsely accused of a crime, then beaten and tortured whileSong Woo-seok has no clients, connections, or even a college degree, but his eye for business and appetite for money turn him into one of the most successful lawyers in town. But right at the peak of his success, a local teenager is falsely accused of a crime, then beaten and tortured while waiting in jail. Shocked by these conditions, Song changes the course of his life, and takes on the case no one else will. [Well Go USA] Collapse

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  1. Reviewed by: Mark Jenkins
    Feb 6, 2014
    75
    The Attorney can be melodramatic, and first-time feature director Yang Woo-seok is not yet a singular filmmaker. But the movie is carried by its rousing pro- democracy message and a lively performance from the versatile leading man.
  2. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Feb 5, 2014
    70
    An inspired-by-real-events drama that finds honor, decency, and sacrifice in the legal profession, The Attorney is a rousing old-Hollywood tale of one man risking everything for a just cause.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Feb 10, 2014
    70
    The pacing gradually accelerates after a leisurely first act, so that The Attorney easily sustains interest, and often stirs emotions.
  4. Reviewed by: Kevin Jagernauth
    Feb 5, 2014
    50
    The narrative may hit all the markers, but its transparent attempts to wring emotion fail to move.
  5. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Feb 9, 2014
    50
    Despite its shameless manipulations and unsubtle approach, it’s an ambitious and well-intentioned feature debut from a director whose future efforts bear attention.
  6. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Feb 6, 2014
    50
    Mr. Song puts his usual big heart into the character, though there aren’t many layers or nuances to the drama. Every scene does its job, tears flowing on cue.
  7. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Feb 6, 2014
    40
    The Attorney is on the side of justice, but it's a ham-fisted dramatization of real-life events that mistakes anger for persuasion.
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