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The Drug King is filled with interesting ideas and themes but fails to execute them in a way that engages viewers. The film lacks pacing and comprehensive storytelling.

Review: “The Drug King” fails to entertain with bold concepts

By Alex Hartzog March 5, 2019

The year is 1972, and Korean and Japanese citizens are addicted to methamphetamines. Ex-goldsmith Lee Doo-sam (Song Kang-ho) is about to begin his climb from drug peddler to the drug king of Korea. Netflix’s...

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