After his father’s botched espionage mission, North Korean Myung-Hoon (Choi Seung-Hyun) and his young sister Hye-In (Han Ye-Ri) are sent to a labor prison camp. In order to save his sister’s life, Myung-Hoon volunteers to become a spy and infiltrates the South as a teenage defector.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
For all the shooting, knifing and nattering about sleeper cells, the film feels weirdly static and terminally tired.Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 12.05.2013
When Commitment isn't a perfectly forgettable action film, it's either an oil-thin melodrama or a charbroiled treat for meatheads.Simon Abrams, Village Voice, 12.03.2013
The filmmakers are committed to tragic romanticism. If they muster few thrills and no surprises, at least they don't stoop to a happy ending.Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 12.05.2013
In this expansive, even elegant movie, Myung-hoon turns from assassin to knight-errant in pursuit of a virtue he barely has time to understand. His rapid evolution is nothing short of moving.Tom Keogh, Seattle Times, 12.05.2013