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Crooked cops and Gotham-like rot in Korean action noir 'Asura: The City of Madness'

The Korean cop movie “Asura: The City of Madness” has the ambition of “The Wire” and the gritty texture of a Hong Kong action picture. Though the plot’s too convoluted, the relentless pace and pungent atmosphere elevate the film above the typical grim crime stories soaked in blood and despair....
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