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The Housemaid

(2011)
Not Rated In Theaters 01/21/2011 , 107min.
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99%
Viewer score based on 27 ratings
68%
Critic score based on 21 reviews

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February 19, 2012
tranlinh
We love this movie. Great story, great acting. We did not expect that kind of ending.
February 06, 2011
MISSOPINE
THE TRAILER IS BETTER THAN THE MOVIE--you can SKIP IT if you want good theater and storytelling but see it if you want too much graphic sex and psychopathic stuff. B-movie stuff, close to soap-opera script: Insulting to the intelligence; however, a new movie-goer may be impressed with the explicit even shocking sex....even if

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The Hollywood Reporter
The outcome is a flamingly sexy soap opera whose satire on high society is sometimes as savage as Claude Chabrol's "La ceremonie." Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
An admiring, clever remake of Kim Ki-young's legendary film of the same title from 1960, this version, directed by Im Sang-soo, is at once more explicit than the original and less kinky. Full Review
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
In creating his modern homage to the classic film, Im has twisted all the heated melodrama into a satiric - and in the end, surrealist - attack on the terrors of the polished upper class. Full Review
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
While the film grows increasingly preposterous in its final act, the enigmatic performances of Youn and Jeon carry the day. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
Korean director Im Sang-soo can't improve on Kim Ki-young's 1960 original, a jarring and operatic cult favorite. Still, he does tweak the themes in intriguing fashion. Full Review

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