The Huntresses (2014)

  |  Action, Comedy


The Huntresses (2014) Poster

Adventure of 3 korean female warrior, Jin-Ok, Hong-Dan and Ga-Bi as the three most legendary bounty hunters in the Joseon dynasty.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

5.6/10
307

Photos

  • The Huntresses (2014)
  • The Huntresses (2014)
  • The Huntresses (2014)
  • The Huntresses (2014)
  • The Huntresses (2014)
  • The Huntresses (2014)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


23 April 2016 | Tastentier
6
| Better than expected
After reading the critiques, I had rather low expectations for this movie. I only gave it a chance because I'm a huge fan of South Korean cinema in general and movies set in the Joseon dynasty in particular. I'm also a bit of an admirer of Kpop diva Son Ga-In, so I had to watch this film for her appearance alone. As it turned out, Ga-In's acting performance, albeit far from being Oscar-worthy, was surprisingly passable, and the same can be said about the movie as a whole.

The somewhat flimsy plot has some lengths in the middle part, but picks up towards the end and delivers a satisfying, action-packed resolution. The alternation of slapstick comedy, drama and romance that some critics lamented isn't all that jarring, and it's not exactly unusual for Korean movies either. Think of "The Good, the Bad, the Weird", or take the psycho-sci-fi-dramedy "Save the Green Planet" if you want an extreme example.

Granted, the dramatic parts were a little soap opera-esque, and I could have done with less repetition of the tragic childhood flashbacks. But other than that, the movie delivered perfectly watchable popcorn cinema with surprisingly good sets and effects, passable acting and acceptable fight choreographies. Ga-In's and Ye-Won's bickering even made me smile a couple of times, and the romance between the resolute Ga-Bi (Ga-In) and a hapless comic relief character was both goofy and sweet.

PS: Another reviewer described the female lead roles as sexist and stereotypical. I happen to feel the exact opposite way, since I've come to detest the ubiquitous "strong female character" trope. Hollywood's emotionally stunted, male-coded action heroines glorify traditionally male character traits and only deepen the stereotype that equates femininity with passivity and emotion with weakness. The three leads in Huntresses are anything but weak and submissive, and yet they're still young women who don't hide their feminine side (or their dorky side, for that matter). This is a refreshing change in my opinion, as is the lack of flimsy and revealing combat outfits.

Critic Reviews


More Like This

  • Chronicle of a Blood Merchant

    Chronicle of a Blood Merchant

  • The King 2 Hearts

    The King 2 Hearts

  • Sector 7

    Sector 7

  • As One

    As One

  • Life Risking Romance

    Life Risking Romance

  • The Time We Were Not in Love

    The Time We Were Not in Love

  • The Empress Ki

    The Empress Ki

  • The Con Artists

    The Con Artists

  • Twenty

    Twenty

  • Detective K: Secret of Virtuous Widow

    Detective K: Secret of Virtuous Widow

  • Secret Garden

    Secret Garden

  • Hwang Jin Yi

    Hwang Jin Yi

Did You Know?

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Action | Comedy

Details

Release Date:

29 January 2014

Language

Korean


Country of Origin

South Korea

Carla Gugino's Favorite TV Performances

"Jett" star Carla Gugino's Watchlist is filled with some big-time Emmy contenders. Find out what she's watching!

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

See what movies and TV series IMDb editors are excited about this month and check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com