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Oldboy

(2013)

Rated R for strong brutal violence, disturbing images, some graphic sexuality and nudity, and language.

R In Theaters 11/27/2013 , 104min.
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Viewer Score
74%
Viewer score based on 7 ratings
49%
Critic score based on 41 reviews

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January 30, 2014
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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
December 18, 2013
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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
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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.
November 30, 2013
jvctreich
Everything seems to be moving along well for about the first thirty minutes; until the fight scenes start at which point the movie quickly degrades to a B minus movies. Worst made for main stream movie of the decade!!! NO STARS!!!
September 03, 2013
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Please stop. Love, film person :)

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Lee’s is more of a hard-edged, hammer-and-nail noir than Park’s existential horror, and it’s far less concerned with the internal state of Joe’s mind than the external havoc it creates. Full Review
Bruce Ingram
Chicago Sun-Times
It’s generally a respectful homage that has every bit as much stylishness and visual flair. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Graphically gruesome when it means to be a provocative look at vengeance. Full Review
David Ehrlich
Film.com
A slumming Spike Lee is still better than most directors at the top of their game, but Oldboy isn’t just Lee’s worst movie, it’s practically his “Wicker Man”. Full Review
David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
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. Full Review
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