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Gook is a movie starring Simone Baker, Justin Chon, and Curtiss Cook Jr.. Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers, own a struggling shoe store and have an unlikely friendship with Kamilla, a street wise 11-year-old African...

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1 hours 34 minutes
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Justin Chon
Justin Chon
David So, Curtiss Cook Jr., Justin Chon, Simone Baker
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English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers, own a struggling shoe store and have an unlikely friendship with Kamilla, a street wise 11-year-old African American girl. Kamilla ditches school, Eli stresses about the store, and Daniel tries to have a good time. It's just another typical day at the store until the Rodney King verdict is read and riots break out. With the chaos moving towards them, the trio is forced to defend the store while contemplating the future of their own personal dreams and the true meaning of family.

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Ryan Flores

This film was a great story and had many twists and turns. The only problem I had with the film is that it wasn't very long. I also found that the music that was used was a bit repetitive. It was actually kind of boring to me. But I still thought it was a good movie. I think it is a good idea to let the audience speculate. I really enjoyed the story that was told. It was actually really fun to watch.

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My impression after watching this movie was that they were making a serious movie on the drug trade and not just making an excuse for gambling addicts. What made me especially suspicious was the extreme violence (rape and murder) they showed, it's almost too much for the audience to handle, and I found that the violence became so exaggerated, it was hard to keep track of who's doing what. The acting in the movie was very good, as well. The movie is a black comedy. However, I thought that the plot of the movie was a little too weak. I felt that the acting was very poor, and I felt that the plot was very weak and simplistic. I give this movie a 7/10.

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This is a very interesting film. The themes and content are rather dark, but at the same time it is highly compelling and doesn't end up being too depressing. There are so many touching moments throughout the film and it's like a dream in that the characters are all alive. This is a very real, raw look at people, their lives, and the impact they have on each other. There is a very strong, "real" story that makes the film more than just a movie that takes place in one room. I'm not sure that there is anything in this film that I haven't seen before, but it's well made and it's an interesting look into how a marriage affects a person, and how a child can be damaged by being there for his parents.

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Watched this a while ago but i could not bring myself to watch it. I had read the synopsis on a site and thought to myself, "This film could be really good". But when i actually sat down to watch it i wasn't able to bring myself to do so. It is a very personal film for me. I am a guy and i can empathise with many of the subjects and some characters but I just couldn't bring myself to like it. I am not sure if it is that it is just not for me but as a guy who works in the film industry i felt i should have been able to see a lot more of the problems in the film industry and maybe even identify with some of the characters more. But I didn't. If anyone is interested in seeing it I would recommend watching it again and don't read the synopsis because you will be in for a shock.

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The only thing about this movie that I really liked was the music. I had heard that they were trying to recreate old music and the beginning song, "Ties That Bind," was very fitting. I was afraid that the music would be too modern and perhaps overplayed in places, but it was a nice change. I also liked the fact that they didn't just show a whole lot of people together. The scenes were never too drawn out and the characters seemed to be having fun instead of just being boring. It also had a nice story. I think that some of the acting was good. The actors did a great job of keeping their roles relatively real and it made it easy to follow what they were saying. The actress who played Alice did a great job of portraying Alice and I thought that she did a good job of hiding her emotions as well. I thought that all the characters did a good job of making you feel sorry for them and you could really connect to them. Overall, this was a good movie. It is definitely one of the better movies I have seen this year, but it was not perfect.

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Roy W.

Before the internet, before cell phones, before cell phones and before even computers, there were people who invented simple tools that even today remain the most effective tools in your arsenal. In the case of this movie, it was the handcuffing and strap on technique of the 1930s. People would use it so much in their daily lives that by the 1950s, it had become the "standard" method. And so it was with this movie. I really liked this movie because of how it showed how the world of the 1930s was. The lack of electricity, the scarcity of information, and how the people were shackled by the world of the bosses. They couldn't express themselves on the phone. They couldn't write letters or go on trips. And they couldn't even communicate with each other. The characters in the movie were portrayed in a very realistic way. I can't think of another movie that was this accurate.

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Kenneth H.

THE BEST TRASH FLICK I have ever seen, with artistry so real that the characters come to life, like the man with the drug addiction is actually a model in drag, or the grandmother who is no longer looking pretty but filled with anger and hatred. But the very last scene, it is the most interesting of them all: that poor man who is left to die and nobody does anything, like he has been doing it all his life. And the scene where the little boy, who will live as a cripple, has to live with his brothers and sisters, and watches his mother and sisters, but also the grandmother (whom he loves) as if they are not the people he has known all his life. And that is what I think of as a real masterpiece.

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Lawrence R.

I've just seen this film and am slightly disappointed. This is a good film about how society deals with its problems. As usual it was enjoyable. I didn't really understand the meaning of the film. I thought that the story was a bit too Hollywood. But I didn't find this film to be too moving, I felt it was just a little bit slow in parts. I would recommend it to people who like quiet films.

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Catherine Torres

This film is a breath of fresh air in the area of domestic violence and its effects. It is a horror of a movie that will make you laugh and cry with the themes that the film portrays. I am a father of two girls and I am one of the few men who have been able to remain a part of the family when a female is in a relationship with her current man. I see these movies and I always get a huge kick out of how much fun they make on the men involved. I do not think that the movie is offensive to any man or to the women who are victims of domestic violence. I think that the main idea is to show how deep the impact of domestic violence can have on a family and how destructive the act can be. Some of the men in the movie were likeable and entertaining in the least. The story line did not focus on them at all, it was more on the women in the relationship and how they dealt with their relationship with the men who were involved. The movie is based on a real life story. It does not try to make any political statement, it shows how domestic violence can hurt a family and how the people involved in a relationship must come together to help each other. I think that this is an important movie to watch, even though some may find it offensive, I think it is an important movie that will make you laugh and cry. I do not think that the acting was bad. I think that the writers did a great job writing a script for the movie. I recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys watching a movie. I think that people who are too afraid to see the movie because of the violence may be a little afraid to see it.

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Karen O.

Cameron Diaz and Julianne Moore. What else do you need? In her screen debut, the sexy and beautiful actress plays Kate, a teenager on her way to an all-girls high school. She's shy and embarrassed. Her best friend, Carly (Julianne Moore) is a tomboy with a gift for photography and is a good friend to Kate. When it's time to turn in for the yearbook, Carly gets hit by a car and Kate is angry. She comes back to the school where Kate and Carly have been friends since they were 13. They find out that Carly is a lesbian. To complicate matters, the school's principal has threatened to kick the guys off the school and has changed the rules to make it more exclusive. The students must play a cruel game that will have them pick which guys will be on the boys' or girls' team. There are good jokes, and the acting is good, but I'm not sure how to put this. Julianne Moore is stunningly beautiful, and she's not quite sure what to do with herself. But she gets most of her lines. You just want her to be good at acting. I like the humor. It's funny, and you do get a feeling of getting something for your money. But the movie just seemed to go on forever and ever. It's a little too long, but I'll probably go see it again, so I can make up my mind.

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Willie Morgan

My husband and I watched this movie yesterday, and we both liked it. I really liked the acting. Kwon Si Hyung was great, the way he told the story, really good. Also, I really enjoyed how the director wrote a story that is universal to all people, not just Korean people, but every country, in which everything can be seen, even the smallest things. I especially liked the camera work. Although it was a bit slow, there were parts of the movie where it was pretty fast. The way the story unfolded and the editing, made it all so great. I really enjoyed the photography and editing. If I was to compare it to another film, I think it would be the other movie that the director did. "A Tale of Two Sisters" and "The Wrestler". It is a shame that the director did not do a better job in directing this movie. But still, I like the story and I think this is a good movie for everyone.

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Janice Adams

Although I have not seen the original as of yet, this remake is a very good film. In the original, Fuchs and Gollum would have been terrific. They would have made for excellent antagonists, and had great chemistry. As a matter of fact, it's probably the best fight scene in the entire film. The reason for this is because the original characters were much more complex. Fuchs and Gollum were in a relationship, and would have needed a lot more thought and care to understand. Here, the plot is rather simple, but they still manage to work. The thing that was missing from the original was that element of confusion. The original had a lot of darkness, and the fact that it was a love story made it difficult for the audience to understand. Here, it is also easier to understand the film because of the simplicity. The only thing that kept me from liking the film is that the adult-unlike-the-children issue was not really resolved. There was not a moral here, but there were also no major problems with morals. I did not feel that this movie needed to have the children live under the same roof as the adults. It also was not necessary to have Gollum have a three-dimensional personality. I did not feel that the transition between the two versions was smooth enough. But overall, I liked this film. I think that this is definitely one of the better films of this year. I would recommend this to anyone.

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I was so impressed with the film! I am a huge fan of Asian cinema, and I find it hard to find an Asian film that is at least a little interesting. I have a copy of this on VHS and I have been waiting to pick it up on DVD. This is an interesting story, about a boy who is going through an identity crisis. The story is told through the flashbacks of an encounter he has with a woman, but the most interesting part is the relationship between the two men. This film is an almost impossible role to play in any given film. Keanu Reeves plays the role extremely well, his scenes are heartbreaking and I was shocked to see him play a character like this. I believe that many people do not like Asian films. I am from the UK, so I am used to seeing movies like this. I think they are great films, but this film is the one I have been waiting for. I can't wait to see it again. My vote is 7/10.

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Kimberly George

The plot: I don't know if it was so. My wife and I watched this film on DVD, in a long sequence (a couple of hours long) and we had a lot of difficulty in following it. In some scenes the film jumps forward in time several times, and in others it seems to be one long shot, which made it hard to follow. In addition, the movie was shot in color, but there were only a few shots in black and white. I have a feeling this may have been intentional, as the color may have given it a much greater appeal. The acting was good, and the story was interesting and realistic. As for the script, there were some dialogue that seemed out of place, and could have been easily cut. One example of this was a sentence in which one character says, "My, how he does not know how good he is." which appears to be the "overall character reaction" for how much his friend is known. In fact, in one of the scenes, there is a very quick quote from a quote from a history book, but the words are missing and you have no idea what they mean. It is very unusual to have a film cut that this short of being unintelligible. However, the book is described as being an encyclopedic work. It is still a good movie, though it might not be for everyone. We watched it in a conference room in a cinema, with a small audience of a few hundred. We did not notice the translation problems. I really liked the film, but it was not for everyone. In conclusion, the film is visually impressive and interesting. But it was difficult to follow.

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Ronald O.

An Australian film from the late 70's, directed by the incredible Gary McGinn. This film tells the story of a group of Australians living in exile in an Australian town. Set in the late 60's, the film shows the daily life of the group, who run an entire food stall with the help of the locals. The daily routine of the group is rather difficult, but the camaraderie of the group makes the story more interesting. The group is able to accomplish a number of goals, such as meeting people from a nearby town, and to earn money for themselves. Despite the hardships of the daily life of the group, the group has fun while doing it. This is what the film is about, fun.

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Adam Anderson

This film is a little slow at first, but it has its moments of quiet, insightful observation. It's not the most well-made film I've ever seen, but it certainly has its moments of beauty and humor. There is also a very slow-paced ending, that's as necessary as a hot, wet, blood-thirsty scene. This film could've done with a little more editing, or perhaps a director with a different style, to help out the editing a bit. As it is, I give this film an 8 out of 10. It definitely is a film to watch, and is certainly worth the time to view, but it might not be for everyone.

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Cheryl S.

I liked this film because it's a thriller with a strong story line and it keeps you on the edge of your seat. It's also a psychological thriller that keeps you on your toes. If you're into psychological thrillers you'll like this film because it has a strong story and the character development and acting is pretty good. The thing that I don't like about this film is that the female lead character is an annoying bitch. Why is she such a jerk? She's supposed to be a tough individual and to be an actress she should be tough. But the actress in this film just didn't get it and she was pretty annoying. And I don't think this film should have an actress who doesn't get it. Even the bad guys in this film were pretty bad. I would have liked to see more of the relationship between the brother and sister. I thought the first half of the film was really good but the second half was a let down. The main reason for that is that the main character would have been able to have some more development. Also I felt like the female lead was kind of irritating in the second half. She was trying to act tough and to get the audience to believe that she's tough but I just didn't feel the connection between her and the lead character. I guess the male lead character was good but he wasn't convincing as the crazy brother. The film had a good twist at the end and I liked the final twist. This is not a bad film because of the bad acting. I also liked the ending. This is a good film to watch if you're into psychological thrillers or if you like thrillers in general.

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I remember the first time I watched this film. It was the mid-80's. I thought it was great. I had just come out of a rough experience, a personal struggle. I remember how I felt when I watched it, and how it would stay with me for years. After years of watching it, I decided to give it another shot, and I was not disappointed. I was blown away. I now have a DVD of it. It still stays with me. In some ways, I still find it difficult to watch it. I have not talked to a single person who has not liked it. Some of my friends who have seen it are very hard to reach and speak to. But my life has been changed. I was a hard-ass before, and now I am an open-minded, kind, caring, and loving person. I am happier now. I wish everyone could see this film.

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Tyler Cole

I'm not sure what happened to Aussie film makers but there seems to be a new mood in the air these days. This is the kind of film I like, a combination of strong acting, a coherent story and a real sense of place. I loved the last half hour. There was a great atmosphere of tension and heightened tension with a satisfying conclusion. There were other points in the film I really liked but for me the last half hour was the highlight. There is a real sense of real drama and the sheer brutality of what the characters had to put up with, they were the good guys but the bad guys seemed to get away with murder, after all, they didn't have a damn clue. But again, I'm not sure if that was a conscious thing of the filmmakers or just a change in the way they have done things in the past and so it was a good thing they did. It is important for filmmakers to be aware that sometimes they have to put characters through horrendous things and you don't know if that's good or bad until you see how it ends. I hope to see more films like this one. It will only be a matter of time before the next big story is something similar to this. I would recommend this film to anyone. I was extremely impressed. Highly recommended.

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Gary Gordon

Although very much in the tradition of the aforementioned films, this is the first film to use a full blown story to tell an effective story. Director Sharlto Copley delivers a solid debut. This is a difficult genre to master, and this film might not get the respect it deserves. This film is a great story. But the execution is a little too clever for its own good. The script is pretty interesting and sometimes I wish it was handled better. I also wish the film was more grounded. It could be at times very surreal and silly. Overall though this is a decent film with solid performances and a solid story. It is not a masterpiece, but it is an interesting film and a good addition to the genre.