Sidney Shear’s review published on Letterboxd:
"Let's be realistic, like the movies."
Akin to David Fincher's 'Zodiac', this film shows the lengths detectives take to stop a serial killer in South Korea that bounded, raped, and murdered multiple girls during the 1980's. With over 20,000 suspects on record and 2 million officers put in the field, the events play out like Fritz Lang's M, with the population becoming distressed and the police doing whatever they can to find the killer.
With wonderful cinematography and intense acting, it is obvious where Pizzolatto and Fukunaga got some of his procedural inspiration in 'True Detective'. While it may not have extreme closure, the story is enveloping and quite honest from what I have read online of the real crimes.