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Tube (2003)

Tyubeu (original title)
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This is a touching action epic about an all-out war between a subway terrorist who holds a city hostage and the detective who risks his life to save everyone. It's the heart-wrenching story... See full summary »


Woon-hak Baek



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Seok-hun Kim Seok-hun Kim ... Jay
Doona Bae ... Kay
Sang-min Park Sang-min Park ... T
Byung-ho Son Byung-ho Son ... Kwon
Hyeon-shik Lim ... Chief
Oh-jung Kwon ... Razor Blade
Yong-tae Song Yong-tae Song ... Song Il-kwon
Hyeon-jin Sa Hyeon-jin Sa ... Newlywed
Po-dong Nam Po-dong Nam ... Blind Beggar
Chang-hee Nam Chang-hee Nam ... Man in Commercial
Tae-gyu Bong Tae-gyu Bong ... Male High School Student
Lee Eun Lee Eun ... Female High School Student
Hye-ran Sin Hye-ran Sin ... Yeon-woo
Jeong-su Han Jeong-su Han ... Bong-ho
Su-hyeon Kim Su-hyeon Kim ... Aide


This is a touching action epic about an all-out war between a subway terrorist who holds a city hostage and the detective who risks his life to save everyone. It's the heart-wrenching story of love and sacrifice that grows in a desperate situation, and the humanity of people trying to save others in the face of extreme danger at breath-taking speeds and on a huge scale. Written by Anonymous

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Underground. Under siege.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »



South Korea



Release Date:

5 June 2003 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Tube See more »


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Production Co:

Mir Film See more »
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(Fantasy Film Fest) | (video) | (DVD) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Original yet unoriginal brought action-flick from South Korea.
28 August 2007 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

In its core this is a pretty original action-flick from South Korea but the way the movie is brought to the screen is little original. It uses too elements from other, well known, action movies and does everything in a too formulaic way. which causes this movie to also be little surprising.

Seems like Baek Woon-Hak watched a bit too many Hollywood action movies such as "Heat", "Die Hard", "True Lies", "Speed" and whatever more movie to which this movie shows just a bit too many similarities. Nothing wrong of course with anyone from Korea or anywhere else trying to imitate Hollywood action movies but when its not done in an original way and merely just copies sequences and moments from well known movies, you simply just failed at trying to create anything interesting or original. Especially since this movie is just not as refined as an Hollywood action flick. The style is there but just not the right handling of it all. No matter how good the movie looks, it all feels quite amateur like and childish too at the same time. This is also due to the simple musical score (the composer listened to a bit too many Hans Zimmer scores) and overdone camera-work. You know, it's the Michael Bay sort of cinematography.

The movie also features some awkward humor- and characters that are supposed to be humorous, that also feels mostly out of place and is not consistent with the style of the movie. Think you can say that it downgrades this movies and makes it even harder to take it really as a serious attempt.

It's action is also a reason why this movie is hard to take serious. It's just too much. The movie is almost non-stop action and all of the sequences feel rather overdone and unbelievable. It seems to be unnecessarily hard and straight-forward, which goes at the expense of its credibility. I mean, the bad guys can basically shoot anyone, even a small army of heavily armored tactical units, even when they are right in the middle of them, without having to take really cover or worry about their ammo. Yeah of course, action movies are just never the most credible movies but you can also go too far in some cases. It's like a 12 year old kid wrote the script and had put in every action fantasy he ever had.

Non of the actors also really impresses and it's no surprise non of them really works regularly as an actor, though admittedly its perhaps not fair to judge the abilities an actor who speaks a language you don't. The characters all remain very flat, especially disappointingly also the villains, who normally always are the most fun, interesting and perhaps also most important in an action type of movie.

Korean cinema has better movies to offer than this.



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