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Title: Oldboy
Year: 2003 (Korea), 2005 (US)
Director: Chan-wook Park
Writers: Jo-yun Hwang, Chun-hyeong Lim, Joon-hyung Lim & Chan-wook Park; story by Garon Tsuchiya; based on the comic by Nobuaki Minegishi
Starring: Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang
Music: Yeong-wook Jo (and others)
Distinctions: currently #120 on IMDb’s Top 250
Length: 120 minutes
Synopsis: a man is mysteriously imprisoned for 15 years, then set free
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), yesterday
Subjective Rating: 5/10 (Indifferent)
Objective Rating: 9/10 (1 point off for music) c. 3.4/4 (Very good)

I have to admit it’s a good movie. But it’s also horrible, in that Oh My God Why Did They Put This In A Movie Make It Stop sort of way.


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