The Drug King (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Drug King (2018)




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Movie Info

Lee Doo-sam (SONG Kang-ho) is a small time smuggler in Busan, Korea. One day, he helps the mob smuggle meth by chance and finds himself falling into the dark crime world. Being quick-witted and full of ambition, he eventually overtakes the underworld and starts to lead a double life: a good community leader during day but during the night, an infamous drug lord who rules an empire.

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Kim Dae-myung
as Lee Doo-hwan
Doona Bae
as Kim Jeong-ah
Song Kang Ho
as Lee Doo-sam
Lee Sung-min
as Seo Sang-hoon
Jo Jung-suk
as Kim In-goo

Critic Reviews for The Drug King

All Critics (6)

A solid but overly familiar true-life crime drama from Inside Men director Woo Min-ho

April 25, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The tunes are almost never actually appropriate for the situation, especially if you're listening to the lyrics, and Doo-sam is exactly the kind of guy who doesn't.

June 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Ultra-violent Korean crime movie has cursing, drug use.

March 6, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The Drug King is ambitious! It's also derivative. And funny! And familiar. It's an epic! But it feels about 20 minutes too long.

March 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Woo has succeeded with a constrained yet solid style in a creating a devastating portrait that will surely be imitated in the future

February 28, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It is a film that is at least passable. But it should have been much, much more.

January 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Drug King

If you want to read the review I wrote for this, go to I can no longer post long reviews on here and I'm not writing two separate reviews for the same movie.

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