The Man from Nowhere

Netflix Instant Watch Movie

A quiet pawnshop keeper with a violent past takes on a drug- and organ trafficking ring in hope of saving the child who is his only friend.

This movie has been Netflix’s recommendation, as well as other movie fans’, for a long time now, and for no apparent reason I chose to watch it, despite it’s synopsis leaving me less than intrigued. After a couple minutes in, I could tell that this movie was right up my alley.

A mysterious, quiet, loner, turn-to-be-fucking-badass hero with a strong bond to one person, kicking ass to help them. That is just a recipe for entertainment and success. Bin Won is just that man, who pulls off the emo-esque Asian hair like a total boss, and his really sells the part. I have a higher respect for the foreign actors in such action film roles, particularly Asian ones, and Bin continued my thought process.

The production of the movie was impressive, too. One of the ending fight scenes, which there aren’t too terribly many of in this movie, was a really nicely shot scene that is continuous for at least 20 seconds, which is always really satisfying to see done well. And, as the picture for the movie I posted above says, it has one of the best knife fight scenes you will see in a movie ever. The overall cinematography was noticeably impressive throughout, and the story and other acting really wrap it all together in a thrilling 2 hours.

My Rating

 3.5/4.0 – A well shot, well choreographed South Korean action thriller that is also heartfelt and touching, The Man from Nowhere succeeds with simplicity what most American Hollywood movies can’t do at all.


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