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The Policeman's Lineage

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Parasite's Woo-sik Choi stars as one of the two cops with different methods teaming up to investigate a case that turns the police force upside down.


  • Hee-soon Park

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Jun 15, 2022

While the first hour or so is compelling, the problem with The Policeman’s Lineage isn’t so much the fact that it’s an amalgamation of various genres and tropes, but more that there is little coherency when the film transitions between them, creating a feeling of whiplash.

Metacritic review by Christian Gallichio
Christian Gallichio
The Playlist
Jun 10, 2022

The film’s exploration of crime-fighting’s gray areas is familiar; but strong performances, some stylistic flair and a matter-of-fact tone give The Policeman’s Lineage the ring of truth.

Metacritic review by Noel Murray
Noel Murray
Los Angeles Times
Jun 8, 2022

Forget the cop-out of an anti-climax that the makers of The Policeman’s Lineage insisted upon, and you’ve got a decent thriller built around the struggle for a young Korean cop’s soul.

Metacritic review by Roger Moore
Roger Moore
Movie Nation