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Project Wolf Hunting

IMDb Info

Release Year: 2022
Runtime: 2h 2m
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean
Genre Tags: Action, Crime, Horror
Plot Summary: Follows dangerous criminals on a cargo ship who are transported from the Philippines to South Korea, as they unleash a sinister force after an escape attempt leads to a riot.

Poster - Title Card rating: notes: A good, old, violent exploitation film, the kind they don't really make anymore. Mean gorehounds will be pleased. Suffers from being overlong (we don't need the intro, and the third act is too convoluted), but is redeemed by vicious practical effects and a record-breaking amount of fake blood. There's a beast of a 90 minute thriller in here.

Outside Reviews:

Simon Abrams
1.5 out of 4 stars -

Nobody should expect high art from a movie where paint-by-numbers badass Ja-yeon scowls and sighs that the prisoners had the transport "Rigged from the get-go. We got worked." But every little shock and effects-driven prick to the spine only confirms what the last one did: the filmmakers only know how to play one note and they never learned how to make it sing. For proof, see a phone call to the shadowy mastermind behind it all, whose dramatic climax is only achieved after a noisy act of fellatio is terminated by a snap of the neck, and the not-so-casual revelation that: a guy was performing oral sex on another guy. Don’t overthink it, they’re just trying to make you gasp, and have no idea how.

Phil Hoad
4 out of 5 stars - Korean horror brings Bruckheimer-esque bombast

Kim sets up the early square-offs and hijacking with the kind of Bruckheimerian bombast that is becoming a lost art in Hollywood. He makes decent use of the ship’s layout – though spreading the mayhem around a disaster-movie-style ensemble, rather than a single protagonist, means the tension is somewhat diffused. The real main character is gratuitous carnage, already amply supplied by the desperadoes before the third party gets involved. If you’ve ever wanted to see a man beaten to death with his own arm, you’ve come to the right place.