Professional baduk player Tae-seok loses a high-stakes game to infamous underground gambler Sal-soo, and ends up framed for the murder of his own brother and locked up in prison. He vows revenge and trains ferociously. After serving his seven-year sentence, he gets in touch with his brother’s former associate “Tricks,” hermit and blind master player “The Lord” aka “The Drunk Christ”, and skillful junkyard owner Mok-su aka “The Carpenter”; together, they begin formulating a plan to get back at Sal-soo and his men. Tae-seok slowly penetrates Sal-soo’s inner circle and his gambling joint, and eliminates Sal-soo’s men one by one. But Sal-soo discovers Tae-seok’s true identity and engages him in one final game that will seal the fates of the two men involved.
I loved the story line for the most part, the cinematography, the acting, setting, etc. The way that strategy was used throughout the whole movie made it that much more appealing to me. The game Go was connected to different phase of the plans in the movie and to me that gave it a new angle. I want to watch more movies like it. This also inspires me to do a review on Tazza 2: The Hidden Card. I loved that movie as well and it gave me the same feels as The Divine Move. It was all around well done.
I did not like that Tae-seok took the little girl and the other heffa and not his nephew. That pissed me off.
Acting Score: 95/100
Storyline Score: 95/100
Total Score: 190/200