The Man From Nowhere (2010)

'The Man From Nowhere' is one of the most exciting movies I've had the pleasure of seeing in a long time. It has everything you want in a good thriller. With its fast-pace action and gritty fight sequences, it will definitely grab your attention. The Koreans seem to have perfected the art of making revenge theme thriller action films. And that is a very good thing for movie fans. A mysterious reclusive pawnshop owner (Bin Won) befriends a troubled young girl who lives next door. She is raised by a drug addicted single mother who loves her daughter but due to her addiction ends up neglecting the young girl. When the mother foolishly steals a stash of drugs belonging to a big drug dealing organization, she doesn't realize the trouble that she has gotten herself into. The gangsters kidnap the mother and the little girl to find the drug and the quiet pawnshop owner gets involved. When he realizes what has happened to his neighbors he does everything in his power to try to save the girl and her mother. As you get to learn more about the past of this man from nowhere, you learn that he is not your average pawnshop owner.
If you have any experience with Korean thrillers, you'll know to expect some dark themes and level of violence not familiar in Hollywood movies. Just a warning for those who aren't fans of violence. Overall, 'The Man From Nowhere' is as a good as any action thriller can get and I highly recommend this one to anyone in mood to watch a kick ass film.

Rotten Tomatoes- Audience- 86%
Yong's Rating- 4.5/5 Stars

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