• Caleigh A

    ★★★★½ Watched by Caleigh A 29 Aug, 2014

    This movie took 20 years off my life

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  • Mel S

    ★★★★★ Watched by Mel S 03 Sep, 2007

    Fantastic.

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  • LourencoVaz

    ★★★★★ Added by LourencoVaz

    My favourite movie of all time, visually outsandind with an an amazing cinematography for pure contemplation. The acting is impressive, the soundtrack smartly used...

    The corridor scene is probably the best fight scene ever made, this is more than a fight scene, pure art... and amazing coreography btw.

    The twist at the end is brutally shocking.

    A must see...

    10/10

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  • BallingAintEazy

    ★★★★½ Watched by BallingAintEazy 31 Aug, 2014

    The way the film pieces itself together is quite incredible. I see what all the hype is about.

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  • Andrew

    ★★ Watched by Andrew 31 Aug, 2014

    banana split with nuts

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  • Ana

    ★★★★★ Watched by Ana 31 Aug, 2014

    Life update: It has been eleven hours and I am still in shock. Watch it, just that. Really. Watch it.

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  • Casanova

    ★★★★½ Watched by Casanova 29 Aug, 2014

    Revenge is a dish best served cold.
    This movie took this quote too far and too long (about 15 years long),the direction was totally amazing with some mind blowing shots and the includes one of the best fight sequences ever made.In the end when the truth comes out you will feel like somebody just punched in your face so be prepared.
    I almost forgot its a story about incest.

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  • Andrew Willis

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Andrew Willis 23 Aug, 2011

    Koreans don't fu*k around!

    If there is one thing that I learned in this Year in Film Project it is that Koreans don't play. Oldboy might be the pinnacle of Korean revenge films. It was one of the first to break into the American psyche, and now it is forever lodged into our brains. It is so bold and so artistic I was blown away. I had seen this film once before and I remembered a few things from it,…

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  • helsy33

    ★★★★½ Added by helsy33 2

    I'm a little ashamed to admit that this was my first proper viewing. I think I saw my Dad watching part of it quite late at night but I was much younger so it's hazy.

    Hands down the best Korean film I've seen. It also has some of the best hands/minimal weapon fight scenes I've seen as well. The only film I've seen recently that compares is The Raid.

    It's an incredibly clever film and I'm sorry I waited so…

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  • Preza

    ★★★★★ Watched by Preza 28 Aug, 2014

    Breathtaking twist.
    After watching Chan-Wook Park's latest movie Stoker, I knew that I have finally found a director who can satisfy my taste in movies. So, thrilled by Stoker's cinematography (Chung-hoon Chung), I began checking through his movies and found this masterpiece, Oldboy.
    I'm not usually fond of speaking about the story in my reviews, so just let me say that after witnessing the story's BIG TWIST that I mentioned above, you're gonna find yourself only shouting out loud three words, "WHAT DA FUCK?!".

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  • reba

    Watched by reba 27 Aug, 2014

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

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  • brendanpayne

    ★★★★½ Watched by brendanpayne 26 Aug, 2014

    Jesus... That ending...

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