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Oldboy

Release Date: November 27th, 2013

DVD Release Date: March 4th, 2014

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.

Cast: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Michael Imperioli, Linda Emond, James Ransone, Max Casella, Pom Klementieff

Director: Spike Lee

Genres: Mystery, Thriller

Production Co: Vertigo, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks

Distributors: FilmDistrict

Keywords: Suspenseful, 2010s, Dark, Gripping, Revenge, Pursuit, Escape

Ratings & Reviews

  • 39
    David EhrlichFilm.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”. show more

  • 88
    Bruce IngramChicago Sun-Times

    It’s generally a respectful homage that has every bit as much stylishness and visual flair. show more

  • 60
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    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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