Sympathy for Lady Vengeance ★★★½

Starting with a stylishly crafted Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance & following it up with his magnum opus, Oldboy, Park Chan-wook finally brings his Vengeance Trilogy to a bloody & violent conclusion with Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, another very well-crafted revenge thriller. Although this movie fails to match the sheer excellence of Oldboy, it does manage to stay true to the themes, style & look of its predecessors and fits pretty well in the universe of this trilogy.

More similar to Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance in its filmmaking style, visual outlook & narrative approach than Oldboy, this final chapter also covers the theme of vengeance & redemption in a much more complete & fulfilling manner than the former. Violent & dark but with a purpose, just like its predecessors, Sympathy For Lady Vengeance is a bloody, disturbing & unnerving revenge thriller that isn't without its flaws and seems to suffer from the same drawbacks that's present in the first chapter but on an overall scale, it still manages to finish as a satisfying conclusion to Park Chan-wook trilogy of revenge.

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