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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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critic reviews ( 3 )
  • 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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