"A Company Man" Should Be Expecting His Pink Slip Review

It’s very hard this day and age to find an action-thriller that has heart. South Korean import A Company Man tries very hard but sadly, falls short. It is a film with cool martial arts moves, imaginative gun battles and attractive actors. These are the highlights but unfortunately, the story and script seem all too familiar and just not worthwhile.

A Company Man revolves around Hyeong-do (SO Ji-sub), a young hitman who is having a change of heart when it comes to his shady profession. He meets a woman and decides to live a normal life but his former employers make this goal rather difficult to reach. Car chases, hand-to-hand combat and bullet fly in this lukewarm action-thriller.

Aside from an outstanding action sequence in the finale, A Company Man has very little to offer. The Blu-ray transfer in gorgeous with very clear picture and rich audio. The acting is pitiful and the script seems to have been written by a child. If you do find yourself in the unfortunate position of watching A Company Man, then God help you. Skip the actors’ dialogue and just go straight to the violence. The action is really the only thing keeping this disaster of a film together and that is sad because there was a lot of potential here.

Blu-ray Bonus Features

Unfortunately, the bonus features for A Company Man are very light. There is just a making-of featurette and a trailer for the film.

"A Company Man" is on sale August 27, 2013 and is not rated. Action, Drama, Martial-Arts, Thriller. Directed by Lim Sang Yun. Written by Lim Sang-Yun. Starring So Ji Sub.

Sep
15
2013
Randall Unger • Staff Writer

A product of the 1980s, his first cinematic experience was seeing Ghostbusters II with his parents at the tender age of 4. His favorite movies include the Back to the Future TrilogyJurassic Park, Batman and Glengarry Glen Ross. Tom Hanks is his idol and his second home is Comic Con.

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