The director/star combo of 2008’s hit The Chaser (Na Hong-jin and Kim Yun-seok) re-team for another bruising thriller.
Here, Kim is a luckless Korean cab driver living in China, offered big money to head for Seoul and bump off a businessman.
Inevitably, things don’t go as planned. Most of the action takes place at night, further obscuring an already tangled plot.
No car chase is complete without dozens of totalled vehicles; and no one just shoots someone if they can hack them to bits with an axe.
At nearly two and a half hours long, The Yellow Sea is overkill in every sense.