LEE Kang-hee, an editorialist of the influential conservative newspaper puts a congressman, JANG Pil-woo to the position of a leading candidate for President using the power of the press. Behind this, there was his secret deal with the paper’s biggest sponsor. AHN Sang-goo, a political henchman who supported LEE and JANG gets his hand cut as the price when he gets caught pocketing the record on the sponsor’s slush fund. WOO Jang-hoon, an ambitious prosecutor starts to investigate the relationship with JANG and the sponsor believing it is the only chance he can make it to the top. While getting down to the grass roots on the case, WOO meets AHN who has been deliberately planning his revenge. Now the war among the one blind for power, the one hell bent for vengeance, and the one eager for success starts.
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While it gets a little too Hollywood near the end, Inside Men is an enjoyable crime thriller where a low level gangster on the rise is betrayed by the high profile public figures he does dirt for. As the goon tries to get his vengeance, he forms a shaky alliance with an honest prosecutor bent on smashing his fist down on the out of control corruption. Its a story we have heard a thousand times but there are some fantastic shots in Inside Men as well as solid performances from all the main players. Give it a shot if you are a fan of the genre.