(The text is a sample from my work on HanCinema.net and belongs to HanCinema.)
The elements of Entertainers that make it poignant are also its weak points. Ji Seong is powerful in his delivery of melodrama and tears, the crying is appropriately moving, and the conflict is well set-up, if a bit slow. And that’s the crux of the matter: everything is a bit slow and tends to perseverate.
In real life, tragedy is consuming and the person suffering from tragedy may take years to a lifetime to deal with that tragedy. But in fiction, this very real and present plot element needs to be properly presented to be effective, especially in the day and age of technology, fast moving news and the flood of television entertainment available.