Gook

Gook
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Justin Chon
  • Cast: Simone Baker, Justin Chon, Curtiss Cook Jr.
  • UK release: 16 March 2018

Korean-American brothers Eli (Chon) and Daniel (So) tend their family shoe store in a mostly black suburb, where neighbourhood girl Kamilla (Baker) sometimes helps, but it’s 1992 and violence is simmering. Chon and Baker are lively and affecting, but it feels thrown together, with horseplay, gloopy sentimentality and graphic violence instead of nusance.

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Gook

12 Mar 20183 stars

Justin Chon's energetic second feature recalls early Spike Lee but feels patchy

The spirit of early Spike Lee infuses this patchy but energetic sophomore feature by writer-actor-director Justin Chon (Man Up). It's 1992, and the incendiary verdicts exonerating numerous Los Angeles police officers from responsibility in the violent…

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