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The Age of Shadows

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Set in the late 1920s, The Age of Shadows follows the cat-and-mouse game that unfolds between a group of resistance fighters led by Gong’s character, trying to bring in explosives from Shanghai to destroy key Japanese facilities in Seoul, and Japanese agents trying to stop them. Song plays a talented Korean-born Japanese police officer who was previously in the independence movement himself and is thrown into a dilemma between the demands of his reality and the instinct to support a greater cause.

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Based on 9 The Age of Shadows reviews, The Age of Shadows gets an average review score of 80.
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theplaylist.netCinema
Its more that Kim Jee-woon has found in this era and this milieu the perfect inspiration for a blisteringly entertaining and exquisite genre exercise, one that may not be recogn...
366d ago
90/100
variety.comCinema
Especially exciting is the use of music to ratchet up tension, first noticeable with simple percussion, then later Louis Armstrong’s “When You’re Smiling” and finally, in the cl...
366d ago
88/100
www.washingtonpost.comCinema
The movie’s visual panache and fog-of-war ambiguity are as universal as the desire to detonate TNT under your enemy’s headquarters.
366d ago
B+/A+
www.avclub.comCinema
The director of I Saw The Devil offers an unpredictable Age Of Shadows.
366d ago
B/A+
thefilmstage.comCinema
Overall, production value is high and the urgent, keenly suggestive score deserves a special shout-out. Local superstars Gong and Song make for a dynamic cinematic pairing and s...
366d ago
80/100
www.villagevoice.comCinema
You may have seen parts of The Age of Shadows before, but they're rarely this well assembled.
366d ago
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The Age of Shadows release date for Blu-ray, DVD, VOD May 2, 2017 5 Months Ago (US)
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The Age of Shadows was released on 103d ago in the UK and the US.
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