This is a diamond of a film but, like a diamond, it's not without its flaws. Thankfully, you can forgive the tiny defects and just sit back and enjoy some stunning film work.
The most kaleidoscopic crime thriller you'll ever see, Nowhere to Hide is about how, over the next seventy-two hours, Detectives Woo (Park Joong Hoon) and Kim (Dong-Kun Jang) will push their skills to the limits and their team of cops to the edge as they conduct a manhunt for the elusive, and not to mention murderous, drug lord Chang Sungmin (Sung-kee Ahn).
"Nowhere To Hide" is absolutely one of the most visually stunning movies I've ever seen. Every scene is a cinematographic masterpiece. Myung-se Lee is a master of effectively using "particle storms" ... falling leaves, rain, snow, flowing sheets. I particularly like the ways he use contrast, high and low, as well as just about every visual trick imaginable. Style over substance. Sure...but great style.
A definite gem.