Sori Voice From The Heart

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6.81 h 56 min201613+
Hae-Gwan's (Lee Sung-Min) daughter Yoo-Joo (Chae Soo-Bin) is missing. People around him tell him that his daughter died in the fire that took place at a subway station in Daegu, but Hae-Gwan refuses to believe she is dead. To find Yoo-Joo, he goes everywhere and anywhere. One day, he receives a phone call that the caller saw Yoo-Joo on an island. Hae-Gwan goes to that island, but he can't find her
Directors
Ho-Jae Lee
Starring
Sung-Min Lee
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Science FictionDrama
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English [CC]
Audio languages
한국어
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4.4 out of 5 stars

43 global ratings

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  2. 26% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 10% of reviews have 3 stars
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GrasshopperReviewed in the United States on January 27, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
This movie just didn't work.
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First, they could not have casted the Western actors any worse than they did. I don't know if those actors were Canadian or American, but they were terrible. Maybe they were tourists in South Korea and the casting director just found some White people at the mall and asked them to be in this movie.

As for the rest of the movie, save yourself some time. The daughter died in a subway fire. Period. The father does not find her.

The movie did not work because aside from the awful White actors, all the characters were under developed to be worth liking and to route for. The robot named Sori didn't work due to its aesthetics, and as mentioned, was under developed. The father was too brash to be likable and to empathize with. The female scientist lead was also under developed and one-dimensional.

Save yourself some time. If you're looking for a good Korean flick, check out Miss Granny (the voice of Sori was the lead actres in this movie), The Royal Tailor, or Masquerade. Those movie swill be worth your time.
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BobCReviewed in the United States on June 18, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is NOT your regular "AI helps human" movie! It is so much more.
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There are a couple minor and easily overlooked technical and time-line glitches in this movie, but they don't get in the way of the ingenious premise, the engaging plot, and the great casting and acting.

Other reviewers say the AI character calls back to other favorite robot and AI characters, but I think that simplistic connection misses the real impact of a person's longing search being externalized into an object, and when that object becomes part of what was being searched for.

Look closely at how the main character changes due to interaction with the AI, and the fascinating nature of this plot device will be all that much richer to appreciate. I think it's a stroke of genius, all the way from the pen of the scriptwriter, to the director, to the actor, and onto film.

That's why it gets five stars from me.
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a_gurl_knows_thingzReviewed in the United States on December 2, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Exceptional Film!!!
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This movie has just about everything in it. It’s funny, tragic, moving, suspenseful, emotional and overall entertaining. Its focus is on a father’s quest to find his daughter who was one of the 192 people killed in the actual Daegu subway fire that occurred on February 18, 2003.

The father cannot accept his daughter’s death so he follows every imaginable clue to her whereabouts. This leads him to a tiny island where he witnesses a NASA satellite fall from the sky into the surrounding ocean. The father retrieves the satellite which is a cross between R2D2 and E.T. Man and robot develop a friendship. The father names the robot Sori. Sori has AI and together the man and Sori search for his daughter.

There are sly connections between this movie and the lovely film, Iron Giant. I loved this film and highly recommend it.
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HLReviewed in the United States on August 23, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A touching storyline with a great plot development
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The Actor. Lee, Sung-Min, who played the desperate father, Kim, Has-Gwan, has been the new favorite for Korean audience from his great role in the past successful TV drama, Misaeng, an Incomplete Life. Mr. Lee has proven again that he is a really great actor who molds into the character completely.
Indeed, I also noticed the good directing sensitivity imbued into all the characters, including Sori, that were created by the same director. The story-telling is truly touching.

I highly recommend this movie.
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S. MonReviewed in the United States on June 19, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
A Touching Story About a Father Searching For His Daughter Interwoven with a Ridiculous SubPlot
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This movie is a strange mash-up of a touching story about a father searching for his long lost daughter and an unbelievable plot involving a lost spy satellite that develops a conscience and involves the spy agencies of South Korea and the United States. They cast some really atrocious actors for the English speaking parts ("I'm Carl from NASA!" "This is Agent Mike!").

I only decided to watch this movie because it has a young Chae Soo-bin playing the daughter.

It's worth the watch if you have nothing better to do.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on June 3, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A moving film I had not seen before.
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I like watching foreign cinema because the plots, at least to me in the U.S. are not as formulaic or predictable, plus you don't have the familiarity with the stars so their fame doesn't outweigh the character they are playing. I thoroughly enjoyed this film, the pacing was really good and the story was very heartwarming. Also, if you are a Honey Lee fan , she plays the scientist, you will not be disappointed. There seems nothing she can't do. The lead actor and full cast were all good and if you don't mind subtitles, like me, this will be a pleasant diversion from recent events and a good evening of viewing whilst staying at home is suggested.
Kikina C.Reviewed in the United States on October 14, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Lovely touching movie
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I am glad I looked at the reviews and gave this movie a try. I do not understand Korean and the language sounds abrasive. It sounds like they are shouting at each other all the time. But the movie is beautiful and Sori is absolutely delightful. She steals your heart. The lead actor is very good and put in a wonderful performance. The lead actress is beautiful and she speaks very impressive English. I must say I do not understand all the connections in the movie and why the lead actor did what he did at the end, so I need to go back and rewatch another time. If you watch the movie and you are not Korean, do stay with it and let it gradually unfold. Have some patience and have a box of tissue ready!
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Pamela H.Reviewed in the United States on November 27, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Dad’s struggle to find missing daughter
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I hesitated to watch this because of the sad topic, but I enjoyed it. Through his efforts to find his missing daughter the dad goes through a process that brings him closure and better self-awareness. The robot added just the right amount of humor. I recognized the male lead from Misaeng: an incomplete life...he did a grat job in Sori too. I gave it four stars because I would have like to see a little more time spent on developing some of the supporting characters
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