The Beast (2019)

Jung-Ho Lee directs Sung-min Lee, Yoo Jae-Myung and Daniel Choi in this South Korean serial killer thriller where two warring cops race to catch the killer of a missing girl in the hope of securing a promotion.

Pleasingly bleak and nasty, with a couple of decent set pieces. It keeps reverting back to TV serial tropes and standards which lets it down. When it focuses on the diametrically opposed detectives’ spiralling grudge match it very much hits the spot. Jeon Hye-jin stands out as a paroled drug dealer who sets one of our Bad Lieutenant’s up with some good intel and a devilish further complication.

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