Movie Title: 배심원들 (Juror 8)
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (7/10)
Juror 8 is a courtroom style movie, which probably have been done and audiences may have same something of similar around. However, little do many know this sort of genre is not exactly common in South Korea and what makes Juror 8 more special is the fact that the movie is based loosely from the first jury trial in South Korea back in 2008.
As the first citizen participation to judge 👩⚖️ a gruesome case where the defendant Taegu (Seo Hyeon-woo) is accused of murdering 🔪 his own mother. The case quickly turned complicated when a supposedly easy to conclude case as the defendant has pleaded guilty before trial turned his tone during the court session.
As all the media outlet attention 🎥 is on the case especially on strict yet emphatic judge, Kim Joon-Gyum (Moon So-ri) and the jurors.
Juror 1 – Yoon Geu Rim (Soo-Jang Baek)
Juror 2 – Yang Choon Ok (Kim Mi-Kyung)
Juror 3 – Jo Jin Shik (Yoon Kyung-ho)
Juror 4 – Byun Sang Mi – (Seo Jung-Yeon)
Juror 5 – Choi Yeong Jae (Jo Han-chul)
Juror 6 – Jang Ki Baek (Kim Hong-Pa)
Juror 7 – Oh Soo Jung (Jo Soo-Hyang)
Juror 8 – Kwon Nam Woo (Park Hyung-Sik)
While the movie comes with a familiar storyline and genre with a predictable ending, the casting were superb as each of the cast played their role flawlessly. And juror 8’s character with never give up spirit to find out the truth does give a movie a great highlight and something to look forward to. Watch it if you love the courtroom mixed with a detective like movie style, where the plot doesn’t only confines the scenes to the courtroom but beyond just to find out the truth.