I have seen this movie three times twice with subtitles once dubbed in English, much better with the subtitles. The movie is fast paced excellent story line,( They always say that truth is better than Fiction!!) and you actually care about the characters, even the goofy overweight fun loving friend Jong Dae Lee who turns out to be an opportunist !! The battle scenes are fantastic and the cinematography and FX are top rate. I have come to believe that Foreign movie makers are starting to outdue Hollywood. The attack scene with the Russian tanks is amazing considering these tanks were 1930's vintage !! The ending will have you sitting on the edge of your seat and at least all choked up if not actually in tears. I know the story is based on actual events and not a biography exactly, but the feelings and emotions it will stir in you are amazing. Watch it and then watch it again. My kudos to the makers of this film a definite 10+ on my scale.
All I can say is that I actually laughed during this movie !! Acting was mechanical, emotionless, jerky and below poor. (Not to be crude, but I have seen better acting in a Porno movie !!) editing is choppy and confusing at times, the story line is predictable and you can 'See it coming' like a train on a clear day !! There is no suspense nothing to make you sit on the edge of your seat, there's no connection with the characters, you don't feel anything for them! Well, I did actually feel sympathy for them, I was sorry they decided to make this movie !!! It was a total and complete failure on every level. I can honestly say I have watched made for TV movies that surpass this by leaps and bounds. As far as the positive reviews posted here, all I can figure is that the posters must be friends or relatives of the actors, director or producer. If you really feel the need to see this movie I strongly suggest you wait till it comes out on TV or is in the .99 cent clearance bin at Walmart. Then you won't feel so bad for having watched it. It was a waste of 98 good minutes of my day. I cannot think of one positive thing to say about it, not one!! I'm very sorry to have to write such a poor review, but that's just the way it is. I actually sat here for 15 minutes trying to think of something positive to say and all I could come up with was, the horse were very handsome. The only reason I gave it a 1/10 rating was because the scale doesn't allow for negative numbers, otherwise I would have honestly rated it at -8/10. It gets +2 negative points because the horses looked good!! Don't PLEASE don't waste your money. If you have money to throw away, which is what you will be doing if you buy a ticket to watch this, you may send it to me! I could use it and at least it will go to a good cause. Spending a single dollar on this movie is going to make you hate yourself afterwards. Sorry Kris, Michael and Trace, you guys could have found a much better project to get involved in. Kris and Trace definitely, at least they can act with a good script and director, Michael should maybe stick to made for TV stuff, which by the way I have seen made for TV movies that look like Academy Award contenders when compared to this !!! Hope this helps you save your hard earned dollars, don't waste your money or your time, seriously !!!