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The Host (Gwoemul) (2006)

The Host
6.9 Rating
(572 ratings)
7 IMDB rating

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Kang-ho Song

Kang-ho Song

Park Gang-Doo
Hie-bong Byeon

Hie-bong Byeon

Park Hie-bong
Hae-il Park

Hae-il Park

Park Nam-il
Doona Bae

Doona Bae

Park Nam-Joo
Ah-sung Ko

Ah-sung Ko

Park Hyun-seo
Dal-su Oh

Dal-su Oh

The Monster
Jae-eung Lee

Jae-eung Lee

Se-jin
Dong-ho Lee

Dong-ho Lee

Se-joo


Written by (View all)
Joon-ho Bong

Joon-ho Bong

(screenplay)


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4 years, 6 months ago at Oct 20 19:02
3 votes
The best monster movie ever? I seriously doubt that making such a claim would be false. Why? I plan to tell you. First of all, Gwoemul propably had the best plot I have ever seen in a movie of this genre. It all starts off seeming like some cliched Godzilla-copy, but the moment we meet our so-called main character, Kan-Du, his occasional dialogue and overall attitude prepare us for something diffe... read more

The Koreans have nailed another genre!

1 year, 4 months ago at Dec 10 10:45
3 votes
"Have any of you heard it? The heartbreak of a parent who's lost a child... When a parent's heart breaks, the sound can travel for miles. So I really need to say this to you. Be as nice to Gang-du as you can. Don't scold him, okay?"

Koreans are often renowned for their motion pictures, as Korean filmmakers produce horror films and action-thrillers with more verve and creativity than... read more

A promising start

6 years ago at Apr 17 21:40
1 vote
The movie started off really good, with the first 1/3 or so being some of the best monster action I've seen. The effects are great through out the entire movie (fire is hard to do so I won't count the ending). My only big issue with this movie is how it gets really hard to tell how much time has passed. A lot of things point towards the movie being set during a couple of weeks (the military respon... read more
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Release date: 27 July 2006
Horror (30), Korean (26), Sci-fi (26), Monster (21), Comedy (18), 2006 (16), South Korea (15), Korea (14), Drama (14), Asian (11), Monsters (10), Government (10), 2000s (10), Action (10), Archery (9), Foreign (8), Mutant (8), Asian Horror (8), Kaiju (8), Fantasy (7)
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" 23 August + Didn't expect a comedy, but it was very funny + Very unique, haven't seen a monster like that before + Great performance by Kang-ho Song + Some very thrilling scenes inside the sewer - The monster looked very unrealistic - A bit oversentimental, hard to understand for a western person - The movie felt too long"


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