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Poetry

Not Rated In Theaters 01/28/2011 , 139min.
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The Hollywood Reporter
Not everyone will wax lyrical about this enigmatic and troubling film, which is also Chan-dong's most slow-moving one. But those with an eye for reading between the lines can find layers of meaning. Full Review
David Edelstein
New York Magazine
It comes together neatly, perhaps too neatly to be … poetry. But it's not prosaic, either. It has a lucid grace. Full Review
Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
It may go without saying that Poetry adopts a lyrical tone, but this forms the crux of its appeal. In this case, the title says it all. Full Review
J.R. Jones
Chicago Reader
The premise of this South Korean import may call to mind that of another, Bong Joon-ho's recent suspense film "Mother," but Poetry is another bird entirely: true to the title, writer-director Lee Chang-dong is principally concerned with rendering emotions that seem inexpressible. Full Review
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Beauty comes to us unexpectedly. That's the message of Poetry, a Korean movie about an aging housemaid that turns out to be one of the best films of the year. Full Review

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