Oldboy

Oldboy

Oldeuboi

DVD - 2005 | Korean
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After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Daesu is released and sets out to find his abductors.
Publisher: [Los Angeles] : Tartan Video [2005]
Branch Call Number: DVD F Old Korean
Alternative Title: Oldeuboi
Old boy

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SPPL_János Mar 23, 2018

True story: I hated this film so much I gave up on watching movies for a couple years. It wasn't the violence; I knew that going in, but I thought the ending was just awful, awful, awful.

CarlitoQuinones Mar 22, 2018

A truly disturbing movie.

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reginator_22
Jan 29, 2018

One of the craziest movies I've ever seen!!

JCLAnneG Jan 04, 2018

A fabulous neo-noir film. The twist at the end made me feel a little ill, but that is part of the genre. The fight scenes are incredible. It can hold it's own with The Big Sleep and Red Harvest for a place in the noir genre.

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Janice21383
May 22, 2017

As always with a favourite movie, it is hard to get into the heads of viewers who dislike it. Scanning down the comments, it is not the film for people who can't bear violence or chaotic action, people who pride themselves in being normal, humourless animal lovers, and those with shorter attention spans than goldfish. I would add: people who don't want to read subtitles, or who are upset by puzzling endings. The performances in Old Boy are heightened; it is not the typical western movie with naturalistic performances, and a lovable hero. And in fairness, it is a little long for the story it tells. Still with me? Then this is one of the best movies you will ever see.

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Joezinho82
Sep 23, 2014

I watched this movie with my 85 year-old grandma, way past her "bedtime". She didn't get up not for one second! If a movie is powerful enough to keep the elderly awake and watching, then you it's worth a glance!

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jimg2000
Jun 27, 2014

Both this and Hollywood's 2013 versions are equally good though I like the ending of the newer version better. (Story based loosely on the Japanese manga Oldboy written by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya.)

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carolinew
Mar 27, 2014

I can certainly understand why this movie got a Tarantino nod. I really enjoyed most of it. It is over the top in some places. But all in all, I have to say... good movie. Good yarn. And I did not figure it out before the plots were revealed. That is high stars in my books.

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Kez_iah
Nov 24, 2013

A bit overrated, but overall a good film.
Quite violent yet it keeps you alert.
Complex story line about revenge with disturbing revelations that you don't see coming.

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MichelleinBallard
Oct 12, 2013

If you are depraved then you will be enjoy this film. Seriously.

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reginator_22
Jan 29, 2018

Dae-su Oh: Laugh and the world laughs with you. Weep and you weep alone.

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jimg2000
Jun 27, 2014

Monolith posted the best lines already. So here is a lessor quote:
Mido: You look very familiar.
Have we met before?
Oh: "Search for the Best Chef."
"Thursdays at 6:30 on MBC."
"The youngest female chef
of Japanese cuisine."
Mido: Oh, that?
They said the ratings are low,
but someone must watch it.
Oh: Women's hands are usually warm, so they cannot make sushi.

Oh: Actually, life in a bigger prison does not suit me very well.

Lee to Oh: Once again,
revenge is good for your health.
But... What happens after you've had your revenge? I bet that hidden pain probably emerges again.
Are you there, Oh Dae-su?

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Monolith
Jul 30, 2013

Dae-su Oh: "Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and you weep alone."

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Monolith
Jul 30, 2013

Woo-jin Lee: "...Keep this in mind... a grain of sand, or a rock; in water, they both sink."

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stedder
Nov 28, 2013

stedder thinks this title is suitable for 30 years and over

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bibliobub
Oct 26, 2007

man is kidnapped for 15 years then one day let go. journey of revenge and redemption.

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