Top Korean Films of 2011

7. War of the Arrows

2011's highest-grossing Korean film was also its best large-scale project.  A period epic that has more in common with Mel Gibson's Apocalypto (2006) than typical Asian historical action films, War of the Arrows is a lean chase film that knows exactly where it's going.  Unlike last summer's other blockbusters, it keeps it ambitions in check and follows a simple story, breathlessly, to its conclusion.  Park Hae-il is excellent in the lead role and was recognized at the country's major industry awards.  Ryoo Seung-ryong also puts in a great performance as the menacing and relentless villain.  War of the Arrows is proof that Korea can make solid summer blockbusters, as long as they keep their eye on the prize.

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