DELIVER US FROM EVIL (2020) Reviews of Korean action crime movie with US release news

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Deliver Us from Evil is a 2020 Korean action crime film about an assassin who goes to Thailand in order to solve a kidnapping case. He soon finds himself being pursued by a man whose sibling he killed.

Written and directed Won-Chan Hong (Office), the movie stars Hwang Jung-min (The Spy Gone North; Asura; The Wailing), Lee Jung-jae (2036 Apocalypse Earth; Svaha: The Sixth Finger) and Jung-min Park.

“Intensely atmospheric, unyieldingly violent, and remarkably self-aware, Deliver Us from Evil is a movie that reminds us that it isn’t the story, but rather how it’s told, that makes for a great movie.” Goggler

“The overall narrative in Deliver Us from Evil isn’t insanely epic or thought-provoking and some of it feels rather familiar. But it’s enough to get the ball rolling and let the art team and actors work their magic. The film feels like a love letter to genre film fans… At all costs, Deliver Us from Evil should be seen on the largest screen possible with the music cranked up to maximize the enjoyment in this long-overdue ride through vintage Korean action style.” The Movie Beat

Deliver Us from Evil misses a few of its beats, such as some emotional stakes it tries to inject too late in the game, but on the whole, it’s a straightforward, brain-off action romp with cool visuals, and taken for what it is, its array of violent interludes and macho postering will be a pleasing one for the right audience.” Screen Anarchy

“Although it throws lots of physical actions into the screen as required during its second half, the movie fails to engage us due to the apparent lack of personality. The action scenes in the film are well-made on the surface, but they are somehow devoid of style and energy on the whole, and we are simply served with lots of bangs and crashes without much dramatic impact.” Seongyong’s Private Place

The film was released in South Korea on 5th August 2020 followed by releases in Malaysia, Singapore and Russia. A UK digital release will be available on 4th January 2021.

In the USA, the film is released on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD on May 25th 2021 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Bonus content includes “Making-of” and “Filming Locations” featurettes.

Cast and characters:
Hwang Jung-min … In-nam
Lee Jung-jae … Ray
Jung-min Park … Yoo-Yi
Moon Choi … Youngjoo
Hakuryû … Sensei
Hiroaki Hirakawa … Bank Clerk
Ito Keitoku … Sensei’s Subordinate
Ken Kurahara … Sensei’s Subordinate
Atsundo Maruyama … Sensei’s Subordinate
Tomonori Mizuno … Gondo
Dae-hwan Oh
Vithaya Pansringarm … Ran
Myeong-hoon Park
So-yi Park … Yoo-min
Kosuke Toyohara … Goreda

Technical details:
108 minutes | 114 minutes (extended)
Aspect Ratio: 2.35: 1
Audio: Dolby Digital

Original title:

다만 악에서 구하소서

Daman akeseo goohasoseo

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