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[Review] Hitman: Agent Jun

We’re back with a new film review and this time we watched the action comedy ‘Hitman: Agent Jun’. 

The film was directed by Choi Won-sub and written by Choi and Shin Joong-ryul. The film was released in 2020 and was distributed by Lotte Cultureworks. 


‘Hitman: Agent Jun’ tells the story of Jun who was a hitman for the NIS. He was their team’s ace after being brought in from the orphanage at a very young age. Jun actually wanted to become a webtoon artist and never really gave up on that dream despite being sent on hit missions. 

After a failed parachute jump he faked his own death and decided to pursue that dream.We get hit with a time jump after that. Jun has managed to fly under the radar for 15 years. He has a wife and a teenage daughter and works as a webtoon artist even though he is not a successful artist at all. 

In a drunken fit after a bunch of hate comments on his most recent upload, he decides to draw his own life from his time with the NIS. His supportive wife publishes it on his profile after seeing him asleep and it causes a whole storm of problems for the family after it becomes super popular. 

Jun is played by Kwon Sang-woo who you’ll know from his roles in ‘The Accidental Detective’ and ‘Stairway to Heaven’.


‘Hitman: Agent Jun’ is a hilarious film that has a lot of heart. The jokes are funny and silly and the bond between father and daughter is super cute. 

The action sequences are actually really cool and very entertaining to watch. 

Overall, if you’re into action or you enjoy a good comedy, definitely check this one out. I had a great time watching it.

A writer with a slight coffee addiction and a tendency to find K-Indie gems in the YouTube rabbit hole.