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Based on 8 Reviews
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  • 50
    Andrew Schenker Slant Magazine

    For all the revelations about the way the rich operate, there's little juicy pleasure to be had in the proceedings. show more

  • 60
    Peter Bradshaw The Guardian

    It is a strange slo-mo farce, well directed, highly sexualised – shallow, but sleek. show more

  • 40
    Time Out London

    As the sexual, financial and criminal shenanigans get ever more complicated, absurd and melodramatic, the film becomes increasingly tiresome; it’s not even possible to enjoy its excesses in a ‘so bad it’s good’ way. show more

  • 20
    Keith Uhlich Time Out New York

    Im could care less about these people as characters, presenting them as either obscenely hot or repellently decaying bundles of flesh. show more

  • 83
    Drew Taylor The Playlist

    A gloriously decadent, gorgeously photographed melodrama – a movie where people burst into tears and act very badly towards each other, all while wearing really fabulous clothes. show more

  • 80
    A.O. Scott The New York Times

    Even as The Taste of Money swerves toward a frantic climax and a sentimental denouement, it remains intriguing. It feeds an insatiable curiosity about how the other half - or, in current parlance, the 1 percent - lives, and what it shows us is gorgeous, grotesque and disconcertingly human. show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

    Is there such a thing as "tastefully smutty"? Director Im Sang-soo's moody and semi-Shakespearian The Taste of Money walks that line with some artfully lit humping and cross-generational seduction. show more

  • 50

    A trite and tangled potboiler that, despite its polemical pretensions, is just a glorified Korean domestic drama with classier couture and shapelier champagne flutes. show more

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