• SchederzMoviez

    ★★★★½ Watched by SchederzMoviez 15 Apr, 2014

    Few things are more satisfying to me than being able to scratch an important and major movie from my watchlist while feeling thoroughly entertained and not a least bit underwhelmed by it, because of the massive expectations I tend to build up for those kind of films.

    After watching Oldboy I felt like the unlucky octopus eaten by our protagonist Oh Dae-Su: chewed up, but still struggling to exactly grasp what the fuck just happened. Did I really witness an…

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  • Dexter Reid

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Dexter Reid 20 Apr, 2014

    This is the most fucking intense movie I've ever seen. Hallway scene is hardcore as shit. The amount of times I was gonna look away because it was too fucked up for me was pretty high, but I never did because it was realllly well done. I'd write a longer review but I'm going to a dinner soon, I'll write a better one when I get back.

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  • Valtteri Lepistö

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Valtteri Lepistö 20 Apr, 2014

    Seriously, one of the big masterpieces of modern Asian cinema and South-Korean new wave. A phrase which have been heard million times but which is more than true. I won't even mind comparing this to Hollywood thrillers because they are nothing or at least they are totally different. Hollywood wants heroes but in "Oldboy", we have a different kind of main character. He isn't invincible hero who has ways and means to everything. He is pretty much confused and totally…

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  • imhousin

    ½ Watched by imhousin 18 Apr, 2014

    Original and well scripted. I particularly enjoyed the scene where the protagonist follows his past self and the shot makes the stairs he is climbing look like impossible stairs.

    Fight scenes were frenetic but sometimes dragged on a bit too long

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  • guilhermecal

    ★★★★★ Watched by guilhermecal 19 Apr, 2014

    Oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my…

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  • Sean Bolton

    ★★★★ Added by Sean Bolton

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Kaitlin Hurt

    Added by Kaitlin Hurt

    I loved the style of this film. They had some amazing uncut shots of the fight scenes. Also the techniques were amazing, I feel like I picked up a couple of things that I could use in the future as director. But on the other hand the movie pertaining to the content and the story line was messed up. I'd like to know how in the world they came up with this idea. It makes me think about what the…

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  • Kelly Battiato

    ★★★★ Watched by Kelly Battiato 09 Apr, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • niamhbolton

    ★★★★★ Added by niamhbolton

    Oldboy was a really interesting film. I enjoyed it. Oh Dae-su is a man who goes through some tremendous growth throughout the film and then goes spiraling down at the very end. As man who had a love for alcohol more than almost anything, Dae-su is kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years. He has multiple suicide and escape attempts but all of them are for not. With that, he is accused for the murder of his wife. Upon watching this…

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  • johnmoloney

    ★★★★ Added by johnmoloney

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • chelsea_toth

    ★★★★★ Watched by chelsea_toth 09 Apr, 2014 1

    Oldboy, directed by Chan-wook Park is not the typical movie that cleanly fits into a set genre or category of film. Some would call this film a suspense thriller, indeed there is a lot of suspense added into the plot, but with the traces of love, passion, grief, anguish, and suffering that are also fluent throughout this action-packed story, it makes me weary to simply classify this film to a certain genre. There is also a lot of comic relief…

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  • EmilyHensley

    ★★★★★ Watched by EmilyHensley 09 Apr, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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