The Admiral: Roaring Currents

The Admiral: Roaring Currents

The Admiral: Roaring Currents

South Korean war epic from the director of War of the Arrows. Depicts the 16th-century Battle of Myeongryang where Yi Sun-shin (Choi Min-sik), a disgraced commander of the Joseon dynasty navy, led a fleet of just twelve ships against 300 Japanese. The Admiral is South Korea's biggest box office hit of all time.

2014Rating: MA15+126 minsSouth KoreaKorean with English Subtitles
WarWorld Cinema

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The Admiral: Roaring Currents / Reviews

The New York Times

The New York Times

The film is already a hit in South Korea, but it lacks the character interest that might make it connect elsewhere.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The sea battles are absolutely epic, more realistic and thrilling than John Woo's Red Cliff or even Peter Weir's Master and Commander.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The naval action is realistically and thrillingly staged with blazing cannon fire and slashing swordplay that sufficiently diverts attention from the sometimes unrealistic special effects.

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