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New World (2013)

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Film Review: 'New World'

Variety
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: Hwang Jeong-min’s high-octane performance powers this tightly scripted, sensationally directed actioner.
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Overall 7
6.8
Content 8
8.0
Audio 9
9.0
Extras 2
2.0

New World

DVD Talk
28 July 2013
  • Conclusion: Park Hoon-jung's New World might not tread new ground in the realm of suspense-dramas centered on undercover cops that infiltrate the ranks of high-profile organized crime, but it does take the worn-out idea in an unorthodox, challenging direction by focusing on moral uncertainty and mental pressure.
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Overall 9
9.0
Actors overall 9
9.0
Audio 9
9.0
Extras 5
5.0

New World (2013) (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
23 July 2013
  • Excerpt: For a decade, cop Ja-sung (Lee Jeong-jae in his film debut) has been undercover in Goldmoon, a massive crime syndicate fronting as a legitimate business. In that time, he worked his way up the ladder to become the right-hand man of the syndicate's second-in-command. However, he has a child on the way and he wants out.
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Overall 8
8.0

New World Blu-ray Review

blu-ray.com
23 July 2013
  • Summary: New World 's title may be a bit ironic, at least insofar as it's revealed in the film's opening sequence which includes an interesting juxtaposition of situation and the name of the movie. The first thing the viewer sees in New World is the hideously disfigured face of an informant who has obviously been beaten (and perhaps tortured) to within an inch of his life in an attempt to get him to confess to having spilled the beans about a Korean crime syndicate.
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Overall 6
6.0

New World

High-Def Digest
11 July 2013
  • Conclusion: 'New World' certainly isn't offering anything the world hasn't seen in terms of undercover cops and the criminal organizations they're attempting to infiltrate, but what it lacks in originality, it more than makes up for in style and presentation. This isn't a terribly poignant film, as it often favors telegraphed twists or shots of shocking violence over character development. Still, the movie manages to be engrossing and entertaining throughout.
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Overall 8
8.0

New World

slantmagazine.com
19 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Bestowed with a somewhat novel twist, Park Hoon-jung's New World employs the good-guy/bad-guy power dynamic of the typical cop-gangster flick and treats it as the primary source of the story's intrigue. But the mole-imbedded gang war at the heart of this film plays out less like an organic round of Go between cops and criminals than the elaborate scheme of one character operating like a sadistic Creator and wreaking havoc in the lives of his ants.
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New World

Rock! Shock! Pop!
11 June 2013
  • Summary: A stupendous effort from a new filmmaker, New World is definitely worth seeing, and the Well Go USA blu-ray is a great way to do that. Recommended.
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Overall 4
4.0

New World Movie Review

BigPictureBigSound
23 March 2013
  • Summary: South Korean gangster film is long, at times violently brutal, and pretty predictable, at least until the end. It's pretty much your average shoot-em-up.
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