A HARD DAY
Things start badly for Go Geon-Soo (Sun-kyun Lee), a detective with the South Korean police department. He's driving home from his mother's funeral, where he'd been drinking, and is pestered on the phone by his sister to bring back a chocolate cake. His colleagues at the police department warn him that Internal Affairs is raiding their office, where Geon-Soo has bribes from small businessmen in his desk.
With all this going on, Geon-Soo still manages to swerve his car to avoid a small dog in the road. Unfortunately, while looking back at the dog he hits and kills someone who ran into the road. The detective panics, dumping the body in his trunk -- and almost immediately gets stopped at a drunk driving checkpoint.
Overall grade: A-
Reviewed by James Lynch