Tarryn-tino’s review published on Letterboxd:
"I will kill you when you are in the most pain. When you're in the most pain, shivering out of fear, then I will kill you. That's a real revenge. A real complete revenge."
Easily my fave watch of Hoop-tober so far!!! What a film! I was initially disappointed because I wanted Choi Min-sik to play the hero and then I remembered he plays an excellent psychopath lol!
Nothing like I good revenge flick! And I Saw the Devil did not disappoint! There were SO many cringe moments, I almost crawled out of my own skin on 2 or 3 occasions and I'm not ashamed to admit, I had to cover my eyes 3 times so I wouldn't see what happened on screen HA!
Choi Min-sik and Lee Byung-hun were both amazing, their scenes together were terrific and it was like that gift that just kept giving! I really enjoyed Choi Moo-Seong's small role too! My only qualm with the whole movie and the reason it only got 4.5 stars, is because it was a bit too long. I feel like they could have tightened it up and lost at least 15mins and still had an amazing film.
There were some amazing shots, the fight scenes were well choreographed, the soundtrack fit perfectly and it ended just the way I wanted it too! So glad I loved this one!!!