Inside Men is a Korean thriller billed as being similar to Infernal Affairs. However, as I was watching it; I saw the surface level connection but felt that Inside Men was nowhere near as well done.

Part of the reason might be that I couldn’t remember the names and place the faces in the beginning – too many characters were being introduced and I just couldn’t track them fast enough. However, once things started going, I figured out who the main characters were. However, by that time, it became obvious that there wasn’t a lot of spy/counter-spying going on. There were a couple of ruses and some puppeteering but the complexity was not as intriguing as Infernal Affairs.

So I thought that Inside Men would get a bad rating, but it just kept going and going and going. There were a couple of twists which redeemed itself a bit, but it still wasn’t too good. I guess it’s a 3 out of 5, but maybe it is really a 2.5.