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Jesters The Game Changers

Rating:
6.20
Year:
2019
Country:
Korea
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Duration:
108

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About the movie Jesters The Game Changers

Jesters: The Game Changers is a 2019 South Korean historical comedy written and directed by Kim Joo-Ho.

MOVIE REVIEW

The story centers on a gang of con artists who are paid to boost people's reputations with rumors, exaggerated claims, and other stunts. King Sejo's adviser Han Myeong-hoe orders them to use their skills to improve public opinion of the king.

Elements of the story are based on King Sejo of Joseon, who launched a coup that allowed him to seize the throne from his young nephew.[1] He killed a number of people to secure the throne, including his nephew Danjong of Joseon, who was poisoned following a plot to remove Sejo from power.

The film was released in South Korea on August 21, 2019 and in the following year, had its North American premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival.

The Korea Herald reviewed the film, commenting that "While it aimed to be funny and original, and its props were quite creative, its narrative was sloppy and the parade of cheap and uncomfortable jokes unimpressive." Conversely, Asian Movie Pulse stated that it was "a respectful ode to the storytellers and the magic of storytelling as a medium of entertainment as well as propaganda, a good-looking production overall which has way more merits than demerits."

The Chosun praised the acting of Son Hyun-joo, Park Hee-soon, and Cho Jin-woong while criticizing Yoon Park's acting as awkward.

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