I Saw The Devil (Akmareul boatda)

Lists: Horror, Thriller, Revenge

Brief Synopsis: "Kyung-chul (Choi Min-sik) is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, but were unable to catch him. One day, Joo-yeon, daughter of a retired police chief becomes his prey and is found dead in a horrific state. Her fiance Soo-hyun (Lee Byung-hun), a top secret agent, decides to track down the murderer himself. He promises himself that he will do everything in his power to take bloody vengeance against the killer, even if it means that he must become a monster himself to get this monstrous and inhumane killer."

Overall Ranking: 457 (Rank from 2010: # 13)

Adjusted* Rating:
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Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 50%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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David Baruffi97
Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick96(full review)
Dan O'Neill90(full review)
MaddWolf Hope90 - You might even notice some really fine acting and nimble storytelling lurking inside this bloodbath.
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3Guys Griff85(full review)
Warning Sign80(full review)
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews80(full review)
Cut The Crap Movie Reviews by Aiden R80(full review)
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium80(full review)
Minnesota Man70(full review)

People Involved

  • Lee Byung-hun (Soo-Hyun)
  • Choi Min-sik (Kyung-Chul)
  • Jeon Kuk-Hwan (Detective Jang)
  • Oh San-Ha (Joo-Yun)
  • Kim Yun-Seo (Se-Yun)
  • Gook-hwan Jeon (Squad Chief Jang)
  • Ho-jin Cheon (Section Chief Oh)
  • Yoon-seo Kim (Se-yeon)
  • Kim Hyung-Woo (Director)