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  • Summary: The story of a modern-day pirate planning a massive attack on North and South Korea.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. A few others have compared this to a James Bond movie, but it's more of a piece with a Tom Clancy movie; it never leaves the real world that far behind, it has a fair sense of documentary reality, and the action sequences -- from shootout to car chase to a commando takedown of a tanker on the high seas to a final knife fight -- are extremely well managed.
  2. Ambitious and impressive, both in its provocative themes and superb production design using striking sets and locations in Korea, Russia and Thailand, this handsome epic amply rewards audiences willing to go the distance.
  3. An international caper with James Bond and Tom Clancy overtones - and Austin Powers undertones, too.
  4. Reviewed by: G. Allen Johnson
    Kwak is indeed a highly original voice, but you wouldn't know it from Typhoon. It seems as if he's constrained by the conventional material.
  5. As silly movies go, this one is at least pretty exciting. But in the end, Typhoon leaves you feeling as exiled from the two Koreas as Sin is.
  6. An exhausting combination of generic thriller, political tract and sentimental weepie.
  7. Reviewed by: Luke Y. Thompson
    A cheap-looking action movie that sabotages itself at almost every turn.

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