Lee Min Ho proved that he is the King of Rating when the movie Pachinko has not been released yet has been rated +A 100%.
Pachinko is Lee Min Ho’s upcoming film, adapted from the novel of the same name by Korean-American writer Lee Min Jin. Since the news of the adaptation, Pachinko has been attracted when gathering a series of famous actors. In addition to Lee Min Ho, the film features a cast of cult actors from many countries, such as Oscar-winning actress Youn Yuh Jung, Jin Ha, Arai Soji, Kim Min Ha, Minami Kaho, Noh Sang Hyun, Anna Sawai…
Currently, the film has not been officially released but has been highly appreciated by movie review sites around the world. As for the Rottentomatoes site, the film received 100% “fresh tomatoes” from 10 reviews of experts.
Summary of early review scores from review sites for Pachinko:
Collider: A+ (100)
Awards Watch: A-
South China Morning Post: 3/5
Evening Standard: 5/5
Rolling Stone: 4.5/5 (90)
The Hollywood Reporter: 90
Pachinko revolves around a 4-generation Korean family during the Japanese colonial occupation during World War II. The main character Sunja and her family have overcome many difficulties in life according to the fluctuations of the times with many losses. A love affair with a wealthy married businessman changes her life completely, sending her into exile in Japan, being despised, discriminated against, and struggling to survive.
The film is produced in three languages: Korean, Japanese and English. Season 1 of Pachinko is directed by Kogonada and Justin Chon – two famous names of the American independent film industry. Season 1 with a total of 8 episodes, the first 3 episodes will be released on March 25.