2009: Lost Memories
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This action thriller with a sci-fi twist takes place in an alternate dimension in which Korea has been subjected to Japanese rule for more than 100 years. Why? Seems that in 1909, a Korean nationalist assassinated a Japanese statesman, which set events in motion that changed history (in this world, Japan won World War II). It's now 2009, and the Korean independence movement is heating up again ... but will this time be any different?
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There's a shallowness to the central relationship -- compounded by Chang and Nakamura's lack of chemistry -- which undermines the whole film."
‑ Derek Elley, Variety
"The movie gets cold feet. It chickens out and doesn't play fair."
‑ Jeremy Knox, Film Threat
"A beautifully designed and ambitious example of Korean cinema."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Though it ultimately devolves into megabudget Hollywood action-movie cliches by way of John Woo, Lee's handsome blockbuster is an entertaining variation on the American formulas that have colonized world cinema."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The amped-up Dickian scenario features too many frame-filling fireballs."
‑ Ed Park, Village Voice
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