Operation Chromite

Operation Chromite
  • 2016
  • South Korea
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John H. Lee
  • Cast: Liam Neeson, Jung-jae Lee, Beom-su Lee
  • Language: Korean, English
  • UK release: 26 December 2016

General Douglas MacArthur (Neeson) places a covert team of South Korean agents in the North. Director Lee conscientiously avoids nuance of any kind in a heavily fictionalised, straight-faced compilation of Hollywood war movie clichés, seemingly aimed squarely at South Korean audiences but unlikely to move anyone else.

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Operation Chromite

20 Dec 20162 stars

Liam Neeson fails to add value to this heavy-handed South Korean war film

A mix of gung-ho action and heavy-handed patriotic pride, the point of South Korean war film Operation Chromite may be somewhat lost in translation for western audiences. And that's despite the presence of go-to hardman Liam Neeson, who chews the…

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