Alan Newnham’s review published on Letterboxd:
Now that I've completed Lee Chang-dong's filmography, I'd like to exclaim that he has never made anything less than excellent but Green Fish, unfortunately, contradicts that.
Green Fish is, for the most part, a formulaic Asian crime film. Helped by early performances by Han Seok-kyu and Song Kang-ho, Green Fish manages to stay within the boundaries of being passable. This is evidently a debut film - though the ending does stand as a sign for the brilliance Chang-dong would go on to direct.