The Roundup

Bloody violence, cruelty, offensive language Rated on: 06 July 2022

The Roundup

What's it about?

The larger-than-life Detective Ma Seok-do is sent to Vietnam to extradite a suspect. However, he ends up hunting Kang, a ruthless serial criminal who preys on Korean tourists.

The facts

  • Director: Sang-yong Lee
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • A sequel to The Outlaws (2017)

Why did it get this rating?

Violence

Mercenaries and thugs fight with bladed weapons, leaving victims as corpses. Multiple instances of close contact fighting lead to bloody injuries. Deadpan humour breaks the tension, but also trivialises the violence.

Cruelty

The antagonists are hardened criminals with callous disregard for their victims. Some of the violence is tinged with cruelty and presented in a slapstick manner that trivialises it. This would be likely to send mixed messages to children.

Offensive language

Highly offensive language such as “f**k” and “motherf**ker” are used extensively. The humorous manner in which some of the language is used is likely to encourage younger viewers to imitate it.

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