"Cold Eyes is remarkable not primarily because of what it does-and it does most of what it is supposed to to exceedingly well-but because of what it doesn't do. There are no melodramatic outbursts that try to browbeat viewers into being "touched"." "The movie's biggest surprise is how it conceives it's villain, James. Jung Woo-Sung had one of his best recent roles playing against Michelle Yeoh in the clever Chinese Wu Xia Pian/film noir hybrid Reign of Assassins (2010), but it was still a variation on the silently suffering, romantic lead persona in which he has been typecast. Here, Jung plays a master criminal who disappears into his "job" and derives the only joy of his life by observing how his carefully engineered schemes are realized by his team." - Excerpt from Kya Hyun Kim's review (Film Critic)\
IMDb Reviews & Ratings for COLD EYES and the viewers' overwhelming headlines:
"A terrific thriller which will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish"
"From start to finish a taut and tense adrenaline ride like its Hong Kong original, this remake of 'Eye in the Sky' is one of the best Korean thrillers we have seen"
"Perfectly Crafted and Well Acted"
"It is a game of spying and slipping away"
"Korean cinema at its best..."
"High Tension Action, Largely On Foot"
BEYONDHOLLYWOOD.com Review Excerpt - "..... as the 2007 Milkyway outing “Eye in the Sky” from director Yau Nai Hoi and producers Johnnie To and Tsui Siu Ming gets a Korean makeover in “Cold Eyes”. The film was directed by duo Jo Eui Seok (“The World of Silence”) and Kim Byung Seo (a noted cinematographer who recently worked on the likes of “Dangerous Liaisons” and “Hindsight”), and stars Sol Kyung Gu (“Public Enemy”), Jung Woo Sung (“Reign of Assassins”), and Han Hyo Ju (“Masquerade”) in the roles originally played by Simon Yam, Tony Leung Ka Fai and Kate Tsui. Pulling in more than five million admissions at the local box office, the film was one of the biggest Korean hits of 2013, and also proved popular with the critics, Han Hyo Ju winning Best Actress at the Blue Dragon Awards – all of which is no mean feat for a remake."