Chaser (2008)

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Avg Rating: 4.3 / 5. Voted: 81

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AKA: Chugyeokja
Directed by: Na Hong-jin
Starring: Kim Yoon-seok (Jung-ho), Ha Jung-woo (Killer_, Seo Young-hee (Mi-jin), Koo Bon-woong (Jung-ho’s employee), Kim Yoo-jung (Mi-jin’s daughter)
Country: South Korea; Effed Up Asian Cinema
Language: Korean (Eng Subs); Effed Up Korean Movies
Runtime: 02:04:59
Genres: Gruesome, Serial Killer, Cops, Prostitution, Violence against Women

Plot – Spoilers:
Jung-ho, a Korean cop-turned-pimp, gets back to his detective ways when his girls start to go missing. He usually only cares about squeezing every drop of hookerism out of them whether or not they’re physically capable. But now it’s getting personal, as the guy he suspects of abducting his girls is really starting to piss him off.

Jung-ho tethers on the brink of turning into a tragic hero by also caring about things that don’t affect his business. So when he visits the home of the last missing girl and finds her daughter there all alone, the cop with him gives her his card asking her to call if she needs anything. But Jung-ho, rather than walk away, takes her along with him on his hunt.

The Chaser is a taut thriller that raises the hopes of its characters and viewers, only to mercilessly crush them. The maudlin angle with the little girl is merely an aside in an otherwise typically enjoyable Korean killer movie.

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Shit movie
Shit movie
March 29, 2024 4:56 am

Whoever rated this movie a 3.8 is retarded. This shit ass movie is a waste of time. The whole movie is them searching for a house , when he could have found it in the beginning if he was a real detective because the car belonged to mr.park.

LittleRichard
LittleRichard
March 13, 2024 4:50 pm

Besides ‘I Saw the Devil’ this movie is peek korean crime cinema. A relentless joyride that goes as far as it can without losing mainstream appeal.

Solid 8

DionysusTheRapist
DionysusTheRapist
February 3, 2024 7:16 pm

I like rape. I want the mods ass, mods please.. please!

KAN
KAN
December 7, 2023 6:22 pm

Interesting police drama, but largely slow and uneventful, and that’s all. There’s obviously been a lot of bloody and gory stuff handed out to a cellar full of women, but none of it happens on screen. A big letdown.

Andrew Robinson
Andrew Robinson
October 26, 2023 4:22 pm

baffled why this has 4.4 stars as it’s totally shit

Tyrone
Tyrone
April 28, 2023 5:13 pm

Like this comment if you’re gay, dislike if you’re a faggot

Dr Chopper
Dr Chopper
April 23, 2023 10:11 pm

Another marvelous Korean movie.
Taut and visceral and yes typically Korean .. horrible and hilarious just the way we like them.

Never seen a bad Korean film yet. And can’t believe I’ve overlooked this one

A great two hours of proper cinema

Shinzengumi
Shinzengumi
April 18, 2023 3:43 pm

I thought this one was fantastic. Nothing really negative to say. One of the few Koreans’ where I actually cared about the characters.

Old Mother Hubbard
Old Mother Hubbard
April 16, 2023 10:17 am

This is a crime drama. It started out pretty good but it really lost steam. About an hour in to it, our hero the ex-cop now pimp with a heart of gold, picks up the hooker’s 10 year old daughter as a comic relief side kick and it just gets more corny from there. The inevitable fight scene with our hero and the killer was so cliched it was a joke. First the hero gets the upper hand, then he turns his back and the killer gets the upper hand, etc. And of course you know who wins. 33 people so far have voted for this and it has a 4.5 out of 5 rating. Have you ever seen “Dirty Harry” (1971)? That is a 5 star crime drama. This one isn’t even close. I would give this one 2 and a half stars but since you guys have over rated it I will give it one star. Come on guys.

Get angry, shoot, ?
Get angry, shoot, ?
April 10, 2023 2:52 am

People who have a need to fill the gap before the next film upload. Amin The Rise and Fall, 1981 is doing the rounds. My prefered title being Carry-On Uganda. What it lacks in production value is outstripped by its frenetic pace and the comic timing of Joseph Olita.
Best scenes for me were his angry meeting with the bishop and his entertaining of the russians at the air-port. Not to forget his rally driving bunk-up. Thanyou very much.

Berkowitz
Berkowitz
April 6, 2023 3:29 am

Its ok,i thought it was maybe gonna maybe on the level of i saw the devil & imo it wasn’t,but thats on me for having those expectations

fred fat
fred fat
April 4, 2023 11:53 am

is this the Bradley Walsh version?

fred fat
fred fat
April 4, 2023 11:48 am

This film is so Korean. The way it is shot and the way the story is told doesn’t conform to the way many Americans think genre clues should be presented and adhered to. At it’s heart, The Chaser is a crime drama about a serial killer and the guy who’s chasing him, but it evolves from many different angles. It’s a comedy of errors in the way the police and politicians are portrayed; a melodrama with its inclusion of the precocious little girl who belongs to the woman serving as the film’s primary “chase” and investigative point; a psychological thriller in the way the serial killer messes with the minds of the police; a mildly gory film in the way the bad guy uses a hammer and chisel; a bit of a tragedy in the way it ends. The only thing missing from this film is romance. Thank god they didn’t make one of the missing girls a love interest of the pimp—he’s only after the money they owe him. That’s where the brilliance of the chase begins. There’s a fight scene early on where our protagonist, an ex-detective gone bad turned pimp, is beating the crap out of some guy he thinks has kidnapped and sold some of his girls. A long uphill foot chase precedes the brawl so both combatants are extremely winded when the fighting begins—punches don’t land and there’s a girly incompetence to the whole thing, which is to say, it’s realistic. After finally landing a… Read more »

Vicent Vega
Vicent Vega
April 4, 2023 9:56 am

One of my all time favourite S Korean movies. Up there with Old Boy, The Yellow Sea, Bittersweet Life, I Saw the Devil. Very grim and the most unlikely “hero” as the description states. 10 out of 5 stars!!!

Burnt like St Joan
Burnt like St Joan
April 3, 2023 11:16 pm

The last korean film was about as gruesome as a fried egg sandwich.

Kikitza
Kikitza
April 3, 2023 11:10 pm

Dear fred fat nobody gives a shit about your monologues