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Actors of "New World"
Directors of "New World"Hoon-jung Park
Creators of "New World"Hoon-jung Park
Critic Reviews of "New World"Toronto StarMarch 22, 2013
New World tries to expand the genre with nods to The Godfather but can't escape the over-the-top acting, expansive violence and overdone story typical of Seoul-made crime dramas.New York TimesMarch 21, 2013
"New World" is both less bloody and more thoughtful than most of its genre, the shifting-alliances plot becoming more engrossing as it progresses.Salon.comMarch 21, 2013
No one in American movies has made a crime opera this good in years.Los Angeles TimesMarch 21, 2013
Writer-director Hoon-jung Park tells this twisty story of internecine warfare within a Korean corporate crime syndicate with patience, elegance and no small amount of bloodshed.Time OutMarch 19, 2013
Like many of his SK-action peers, director Park Hoon-jung has a knack for staging violent set pieces but comes up lacking in terms of character development, narrative clarity, etc.Village VoiceMarch 19, 2013
Park's direction is sleek and assured, but lacking the dynamism that might help energize a film that-its title notwithstanding-comes off as dully old-school.Movie MetropolisJuly 14, 2013
While Park Hoon-jeong's gangster film seems to celebrate the genre rather than adding a whole lot, it's reflective of a self-conscious style that's helping South Korean directors turn a few heads.TheDivaReview.comMarch 31, 2013
Tense, dark, violent and brilliantly acted, if New World is any indication of what's in store for the future of the Asian cop drama; harder, sharper, yet finessed and even elegant, then carry on Korea.Canada.comMarch 28, 2013
Living up to the core of the noir tradition, New World takes a long view of the human species and dissects us with the cold, surgical blade of a laboratory scientist.The PlaylistMarch 25, 2013
Smart, sharp entertainment that meets expectations dead on...if you've been looking for another The Departed-esque movie to keep you guessing, this would be a good place to start.Film Journal InternationalMarch 22, 2013
Reverse-engineered from several gangster classics, New World is like the knockoff shades and counterfeit wristwatches its antihero complains about: flashy but ultimately cheap.Examiner.comMarch 22, 2013
New World is just an intense crime thriller that is solid from beginning to end no matter how you look at it.
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