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The Battle of Jangsari (2019)

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At a critical point in the Korean War, a small, inexperienced battalion of student soldiers are tasked with liberating the strategic location of Incheon. With little ammunition, low food supplies and second-hand weapons, the soldiers head for the frontlines of Jangsari beach. Based on the true story of forgotten heroes of the Korean War, can the student soldiers successfully carry out their mission and turn the tide of the war?

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

If director Kwak Kyung-Taek and writers Brian Chung and Cory Gustke have a tendency to fall deep into predictability, the battle scenes make up for it...The trench warfare attack, which comes about 30 minutes in, is close-quarters brutal.

October 9, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The production team pulls no punches when it comes to the terrifying nonsense of war

March 24, 2021 | Full Review…

The battle scenes are quite well done. They are the prime reason to watch this film.

April 23, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Formulaic to a fault, The Battle of Jangsari rolls out a procession of war movie clichés with regimented efficiency, but without a glimmer of individuality or invention.

March 10, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Decent action sequences can't bring much meaning to this tepid, miscast melodrama.

January 21, 2020 | Full Review…

While on the surface Jangsari is "just another war movie,'' it's important because it recognizes that adolescents can rise to the task when their families and futures are threatened.

October 11, 2019 | Full Review…

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