However, in this last entry into in our Best of 2018 awards, we crown our winner of the best film of 2019.
Now all films are subjective, so our list might look completely different than yours, also we didn’t get to see every film this year which means we will be only drawing our Top 20 from the 128 films we did get to see, which you can see a list of HERE. You can also click on the banners to go to the full review.
Okay with that out of the way let dive into the first entry in our list of Best Films of 2019.
In a world full of dower grittiness, it is nice sometimes to sit back, crack a cold one, and just enjoy some fun, and God knows in 2019we needed it. So today, I take a moment to champion those films that brought the fun, whether through upbeat action, one laugh after another, or that silliness that brings a smile to your face.
So without further ado, these are films that brought the fun in 2019. Be warned that there may be some slight spoilers ahead for the films in question. Also, you can click on the banners for the full review.
TL;DR – This is a film that is hilarious, funny, and had me laughing from start to finish.
Score – 4.5 out of 5 stars
Post-Credit Scene – There is no post-credit scene
There are many reasons that you may want to go to the movies. You may want a
visual spectacle, an interesting character study, or maybe you just want to
site and laugh your heart out. Well,
today I look at a film that has the distinction of being not one but all of
these things at once. Even better I had no idea about this film before seeing
it, other than the title, so I didn’t know I was about to see one of the best
films of the year when I walked in. Also just a pro-tip, do not go into this
film on an empty stomach, trust me on this one, or at least plan to go get food
the moment the film ends.
So to set the scene, we open on an illegal gambling den as police radios
crackle to life with instructions reminding everyone to limit property damage
as they repel down the side of a building to block off all avenues of escape.
This means no smashing through windows like you are an action star and politely
asking the criminal to turn himself in … and that goes about as well as you can
expect. The whole team Chief Go (Ryu Seung-ryong),
Detective Jang (Lee Hanee), Detective
Young-ho (Lee Dong-hwi), Detective Ma (Jin
Seon-kyu), and Detective Jae-hoon (Gong Myung), chase after the suspect through
the streets of Seoul only for them to have everything fall apart. They are
dragged in front of the Police Superintendent (Kim Eui-sung) and berated for
their incompetence, with the very real chance that their team will be
disbanded. Everyone knows that they are on their last chance when Choi (Song
Young-kyu) the head of a rival police taskforce gives them a tip that Lee
Moo-bae (Shin Ha-kyun) one of Korea’s big
drug players is about to return to the country. So the team has to engage in
the biggest stake-out in their history, and it goes about as well as you