Oldboy

R| 1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
Although his life is already in a downward spiral, things get much worse for advertising executive Joe Doucett (Josh Brolin) ; while drunk one night, Joe is kidnapped and thrown into solitary confinement in a bizarre, hotellike room. For the next 20 years, Joe suffers unimaginable torment, but the motive and identity of his captor remain unknown. When he is inexplicably set free, Joe emerges with one goal: to find the person who stole two decades of his life.

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Genres: Thriller, Mystery

Distributor: FilmDistrict

Oldboy (2013)

Release Date: November 27th, 2013|1 hr. 43 min.

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  • What's onscreen feels squeezed, truncated and curiously embalmed. It's got no kick to it. show more

  • The sheer brutality of Oldboy is stunning, especially a deeply disturbing scene in which Brolin tortures Samuel L. Jackson. But this is an unrelievedly grim and hermetic experience throughout, the cinematic equivalent of blunt trauma. show more

  • While Lee leaves some of Park's more memorable outrages behind, he and screenwriter Mark Protosevich find one or two ways to up the taboo-testing ante, small surprises that retain the tale's edge without pushing into the realm of exploitation. show more

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  • January 30, 2014 eq00000000179073
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    At first the movie seems terribly ridiculous, however Spike Lee always has something in every film that is a shocker you never expect. If you are a Spike Lee fan as I undoubtedly am, you expect the unexpected in an area of the movie you least are likely to find it. Needless to say I believe there is always a message to remember, maybe not so much to necessarily apply to your life other than the fact that people are different and people can change. One thing is for sure, when you see a Spike Lee movie, you will never see the same thing again - each movie is uniqe.

  • December 18, 2013 zh00000000096519
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    If you can detach your brain and let your senses run wild, You will enjoy it. I even dare say there were couple of memorable scenes.

  • December 05, 2013 Carl R White
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    Is this a great movie? No. Is it as good as the original? No. Is it worth seeing? Yes. To enjoy, put yourself in the shoes of the Josh Brolin character. Could I survive? What would I do? Could I be that strong? Then leave the theatre thankful that these are questions you will never have to answer.

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