A detective pursues a man born from a wealthy family who runs a large corporation.
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★★★½ review by Raul Marques on Letterboxd
Above average crime procedural, with great action, despite sacrificing some of its blatant social criticism for melodrama and a bit of its outstanding entertainment value because of the lack of more set pieces. The charismatic lead carries the movie with the natural ease of a true movie star and the choreography is damn near phenomenal, it still could be a little shorter.
★★★½ review by FakeRobHunter on Letterboxd
Funny, fast-paced, and filled with some stellar, prop-heavy brawls.
Like Jackie Chan and Dirty Harry had a baby who grew up to tackle corporate overreach.
★★★★ review by rubbybells on Letterboxd
I was on the edge of my seat, sweaty palms one second and LOL'ing at a sight gag the next. Rinse and repeat. Super fun movie.
★★★★ review by HKFanatic on Letterboxd
Ryoo Seung-wan, one of South Korea's great commercial filmmakers, rebounds from his perhaps overly poe-faced spy thriller "The Berlin File" with the box office smash of "Veteran." This madcap action/comedy sets a virtuous and hard-nosed cop up against a sociopathic rich kid with a bottomless bank account - through the laughs and fisticuffs, it's clear the real enemy of the story is a capitalism unfettered by morality.
★★★★ review by Matt Reifschneider on Letterboxd
Owing its fair share of influence from the likes of 80s HK action comedies from Golden Harvest, Veteran is a full gear fun film that showcases some great talent. The stunts and action are fabulous, the lead character is delightfully rough around the edges, and the villain is shockingly evil. The film misses a few opportunities to lift itself above being a really good action comedy in themes and threaded ideas, but it's hard to say that it was a huge deterrent to the entertainment I had with the film. It comes highly recommended.
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