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Operation Chromite

  • Drama
  • Arts
  • 2016
  • John H Lee
  • 106 mins
  • 15

Summary

A squad of South Korean soldiers sent to infiltrate their northern neighbours during the crucial Battle of Incheon. Wartime drama, starring Lee Jung-jae and Liam Neeson.

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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

This South Korean war drama treads much the same territory as Inchon (1981), the legendary big-budget misfire that was funded by religious sect The Moonies and has barely been seen since. Laurence Olivier, who played US General Douglas MacArthur, demanded suitcases of cash be delivered to him on location, by helicopter, when he got a whiff of trouble. That role is taken by Liam Neeson here in what is a more modest production overall. There isn't much else to recommended it, however. Neeson just about survives the delivery of some terrible dialogue when, in the summer of 1950, he dispatches a South Korean suicide squad to check out North Korean defences prior to one of the biggest and bloodiest battles of the Korean War. After a sluggish start, the film does improve, especially with the inclusion of some decently staged action scenes. But despite having an A-list star on board, this is a film that will resonate more with Eastern audiences than Western ones.

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Credits

Cast

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General Douglas MacArthurLiam Neeson
JangLee Jung-jae
LimLee Beom-soo
Alexander HaigJustin Rupple

Crew

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DirectorJohn H Lee

Details

Theatrical distributor
Signature Entertainment
Released on
2016-12-26
Language
Korean
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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