Atom User Reviews for The Spy Gone North
Wasn't sure how this would end the whole time. The fact that it is true history in this day and time, makes it ever so relevant and thought provoking! So well acted, "The Spy" himself deserves at least an Oscar nod!!!
A film about stellar spycraft that’s been made with comparable steely intelligence, The Spy Gone North (Gongjak) boasts little action but compensates with director Yoon Jong-bin’s considerable ability to weave suspense while depicting the subtle maneuverings of a fraught covert operation.
The film succeeds at being both exciting and character-driven, but only after a confused first half that will leave international viewers frustrated over who’s who and what’s going on.
Yoon executes all the classic double-agent set pieces with finesse, and those enamoured of the genre will appreciate a change of setting.