• b_rian27

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by b_rian27 02 Nov, 2015

    Words cannot do justice for this film.

    After upon watching this film, I sat on my chair speechless for about five minutes with words unable to come out of my mouth.

    Please also know that I'm not jumping on a Min-sik Choi bandwagon; before watching this film, I had no clue about any of the actors involved with this movie.

    Each actor fulfills his or her assignment to make this movie dark as possible; we see scenes of violence…


  • Hpromonex

    ★★★★ Watched by Hpromonex 20 Nov, 2015

    I averted my eyes more than once.


  • lindianerjones

    ★★★ Added by lindianerjones

    What the hell did I just watch...


  • Eamonn Rafferty

    ★★★★½ Watched by Eamonn Rafferty 17 Nov, 2015

    Oldboy is part of Chan-wook Park's 'Vengeance Trilogy' that leaves you with a premise that questions not only who has kept Oh Dae-Su captive for fifteen years but also why? As the film progresses you wonder whether these are the real questions to ask as it becomes evidently clear that Dae-su would've been better off just remaining in his prison than working through the web of conspiracy from his captor and what he has in store for him. Oldboy moves…


  • Lucas

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Lucas 22 Nov, 2015

    It's like a Tarantino movie if he actually cared about creating human characters and letting the audience feel emotions toward the people we watch on screen. Plus, it's far more experimental and nails it's challenges in almost every way.


  • Benoit22

    Added by Benoit22

    the line between nature vs. nurture is very thin indeed...


  • Antonio Sanchez

    ★★★★½ Added by Antonio Sanchez

    Not to brag or anything, but I take pleasure in the fact that I helped my bestfriend develop cinematic taste. When we first met, he thought transformers 2 and avatar were masterpieces. That changed once we started hanging out. While he has no problems with watching shitty films, he agrees that the good ones are more rewarding.

    On one occasion, we agreed to have a double feature watching this and Shaun of the Dead. Usually, we make occasional chit-chat while…


  • Buzz Borders

    ★★★½ Watched by Buzz Borders 19 Nov, 2015

    Hypnotizing. The blend of comedy and drama goes a long way in driving a fantastic on the brink of ridiculous story from start to finish. This was my first Park Chan-wook film but it won't be the last.


  • Sean

    Added by Sean

    OLDBOY is compelling in a way that goes beyond sheer plot curiosity and character development. It has to be. In asking its audience to witness a staggering amount of pain and suffering, the film demands its audience's self-subjugation to that same pain — to watch characters you come to care about be demolished mentally and physically, and to feel in their steads each punch, stab, shot, cut, scream, and terrible, depleting revelation.

    In fact, in OLDBOY it is the pain…


  • Charles Coates

    ★★★★½ Watched by Charles Coates 14 Nov, 2015

    First time Meg saw it!


  • radiohanoi

    ★★★★ Watched by radiohanoi 17 Nov, 2015

    no matter how well executed, shocking twists always cheapen the experience a bit for me


  • Timothy Youngs

    ★★★★★ Watched by Timothy Youngs 11 Nov, 2015

    Oldboy by Korean director Park Chan-Wook is nothing short of stunning. Sure you can use many words for this tale of revenge, shocking, thrilling, ugly, but when all is said and done I sat there in a stunned silence marveling at the storytelling.

    Stay away from the American remake, it's nothing but a pale shadow.

    Highlight: The hallway fight scene that is done in one long take. Spectacular.