Movie Monday: A Company Man (2012)

Starring: So Ji-Sub as Ji Hyung-Do, Lee Mi-Yeon as Yoo Mi-Yeon, Kwak Do-Won as Kwon Jong-Tae, Kim Dong-Joon as Ra-Hoon, and Jeon Kuk-Hwan as Company president Jeon

Rating: R, subject matter and violence (LOTS AND LOTS)!

Running Time: 96 min

Twinkies: 3 1/2 stars

Synopsis: Hyung-do (So Ji-Sub) wears a suit and tie like any other white collar worker; except his profession is murder. He is a professional contract killer (a hitman); loyal to his employer and regarded as the best in the business.

But one day, to the surprise of his colleagues and his enemies, he suddenly decides to quit his job for a woman, Mi Yeon (Lee Mi-eon). Seen as the ultimate betrayal, Hyung-do is immediately hunted down by his former employers. Will he be able to escape with his life, much less with his love?

Musings: Again, I just love So Ji Sub in these types of movies! He does badass so well! I know people want him to do romances but I want him to do what makes him happy because he does this type so well. This is also not a dialog-driven movie. Most of the interactions between Hyung Do and others, to include Su Yeon, his love interest is pretty muted and limited.

This is not for the faint at heart because it is about a group of contract killers so there is a lot of blood and killing. I kind of liked the idea of an entire company fronted for assasins. It puts the final scenes into perspective and didn’t just drop a bunch of killing on us as Hyung-Do’s one and only goal was to get out of the company. As this is one of my favorite genres, I enjoyed it from start to finish! What a ride! My man in action again!

Trailer is available on on YouTube Website only. The movie is available on several sites. Ask me if your interested. Also available on Netflix if you are a subscriber.

Other So Ji Sub movies to consider:

Can’t Live Without Robbery (2002). Unfortunately, this is hard to find except with Japanese and French subtitles but it is available on Hulu as Steal It If you Can if you are a subscriber.

Gegege no Kitaro: Kitaro and the Millennium Curse (2008). So Ji Sub plays Yaksha and I guarantee, you’ll not recognize him in this fantasy movie. GUARANTEE! This is available on gooddrama and other streaming sites.

I’m available on Twitter. Thanks to all of you Twinkles out here who are taking the time to read! If you have a suggestion for a future review, just leave me a comment! I’m always happy to have movie suggestions.

Next month is a hodge-podge of movies. I was hoping to find holiday or winter themed movies

but MAN, they are like impossible to find!

11 thoughts on “Movie Monday: A Company Man (2012)”

  1. Thank you for another movie review!
    I watched this one a while ago when it got released with subs and LOVED IT.
    It was dark, oh yes, it was, but I think that Korean directors are the best at that kind of movies – they aren’t that good in romantic, comedies, etc. There must be an inner voice or something inside of them that wants to scream REVENGE, VENGEANCE (preferably a bloody one).
    I’ll have to see the other 2 movies that you mention at the end, haven’t seen nor heard of them.

      1. Steal It was a very strange movie, certainly not a laugh-out-loud type, but I enjoyed it.
        I’m especially fond of the ending resolution as well as all the family bonding throughout the movie.
        Thank you for recommending it for me. I may try to look for a lat minute winter-themed movie. The one that comes to my mind is ‘The Tower’, not sure if you’ve seen it?

  2. You heard that nayong, KStyle, and I met at SJS’s A Twosome Place in Apgujeong, right? 🙂 No real SJS but plenty of pictures and videos of him to soak in. LOL

  3. How can one human being be so handsome? This man is unbelievably beautiful. *le sigh*

    Oh, movies, yeah, there was an actual topic to talk about. I enjoyed this movie, too, but I LOOOOOVE Always / Only You. My favorite romance movie at the moment.

  4. Did you notice how hauntingly beautiful he looked at the end? just when he was walking out of the building and blankly staring up into the sky.

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