The Outlaws Review

Remember the name Kang Yoon-Seong, writer and director of South Korea’s damn near flawless gangster war-wager The Outlaws. His how-the-hell-is-this-a-feature-debut bursts through the screen like if the Kool-Aid Man was hightailing it from hordes of rough-and-tumble delinquents. Each interrogation, high-intensity scuffle and frantic chase explodes with action-packed fury as Ma Dong-seok (aka Don Lee) steps into spotlight stardom after graduating from support-level zombie bashin’ in Train To Busan (burly enough to play “the train” itself). Two hours long and worth every swagger-steppin’ frame. You’re hard pressed to find a more accomplished, confident and effortless first-time feature – South Korean or not. Read More »