I think the ending of this movie is going to haunt me for the rest of my life.
You need the end credits of this film. It doesn't matter if it's in Korean, you just need it for the background; a lovely, quiet mountain range. It's a relaxing image, just the antidote for what you've just witnessed. Because Oldboy is DEVASTATING...
After a distressing opener where our main character is entrapped in a hotel room for fifteen years, his psychology is splattered all over the screen for the remainder of the film. Erratic behaviour is Oh Dae-Su's trademark;…
Hands down the worst revenge you could give a man.
My God. I seriously think that I need to go to therapy to relieve myself from the shock of watching this film. This was just too much shock for a human being to take.
P.S. Min Sik Choi, sir, you made me cry. I have seen so many films.I don't care whether everyone would agree on this. But that one impossible piece of acting in the climactic sequence would outmatch any other fucking performance I have ever seen. That was UN-FUCKING-BELIEVABLE.
RON!!!! RON LOOK!!! I DID IT!
YAY!! about time right?
ok , ok , this movie is FUCKED UP. but I like that u dont know how fucked it is till the very end ...
thats another thing I really enjoyed... I didn't figure out what was going on until about he last 40 min of the film. usually I just guess it and it doesn't ruin the movie for me it just..hmmm I dont know... ruins the surprise you…
Whenever possible, I like to watch a movie with absolutely no idea what it is about. Ideally, I don't even want to know what genre it is and that's just how I came to Old Boy. What a way to experience it.
It was recommended by a fellow letterboxer and since Prime was showing it for free streaming, I put it on. There's virtually nothing about this movie I would think of changing. Stylistically, it's beautiful to watch with those…
Holy shit what an experience.
This was an excellent revenge film with some noir elements to boot. With plenty of style, a twisting complex plot, and great acting - this one keeps you glued to the screen from beginning to end. It was beautiful on all counts and really makes me want to see this on blu-ray. With the Canadian edition of Park's "revenge" trilogy on sale at the moment, I see no reason not to check out his other…
I have a fantastic habit of watching highly acclaimed films without knowing anything about them all. All I knew of 'Oldboy' was what my Sky box told me: that it included scenes of violence, torture, sex and live octopus ingestion. That disclaimer whetted my appetite, but I was still nowhere near prepared for what Chan-wook Park had in store for me.
In two major ways, 'Oldboy' is comparable to the last film I reviewed, 'Fight Club', in that it has…
I went into this only knowing what I had read in reviews hr on Letterboxd and on some podcast reviews, hearing nothing but extremely high praise. After watching Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and liking it a lot, I had high hopes to enjoy this to the fullest. As anybody who loves this movie would expect.....I FUCKING LOVED IT!!!!
I like to think of myself as a pretty big fan on "revenge" films, Kill Bill is easily in my top 25…
Every so often I decide to give Oldboy another spin, and each time I am reminded of why I love the film oh so much. Dark, disturbing, and hauntingly beautiful.
I am sure others are able to find flaws here, point out aspects of the film that don't sit well with them, but I just can't do it. Not a single moment even slightly bugs me, I give it 5 stars which I define as being a "Masterpiece, or close…
The first Chan-wook Park film I've seen and what better way to start than with his most celebrated movie?
Oldboy is famous for a number of reasons; the directing and cinematography is top notch, the acting fantastic, the plot riveting, the violence and gore beautifully disturbing, but also for its ending. Its bleak, dark, twisted ending.
An ending which prior to watching the film I'd had spoiled for me when I read a review for another film which said something…
This film just blows me away every time I watch it. Beautifully crafted, shot, and acted, with a story that's engaging from the first minute to the last.
It is one of the most unique movie-viewing experiences you could ever hope to have. If you've yet to see it, PLEASE make the effort to give this a go, and try to go into it knowing as little about it as possible. I promise you will not regret it.