Undoing (2006)

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A man learns being an avenger for good is tougher than it looks in this independent thriller from filmmaker Chris Chan Lee. After his best friend, Joon (Leonardo Nam), a small-time dope dealer, is murdered during a shakedown by gangsters, Sam Kim (Sung Kang) leaves the United States and spends a year in Singapore, trying to sort out his emotions. Eventually Sam decides to return to America with two goals in mind -- bring down the thugs who killed his friend, and patch things up with Vera (Kelly … More

Rating: R (for language and some drug content)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Chris Chan Lee
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 11, 2008
Runtime:
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as Randall

as Kasawa

as Don Osa

as Samuel Kim
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Critic Reviews for Undoing

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (6)

It's arty, murkily plotted and derivative of too many other movies.

Full Review… | January 25, 2008
Los Angeles Times
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Los Angeles neo-noir meets multiformat video grit with varying degrees of success.

Full Review… | January 24, 2008
L.A. Weekly
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Undoing, by the writer and director Chris Chan Lee, buries a potentially haunting pulp thriller beneath flashy tics.

December 5, 2007
New York Times
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[Director Chris Chan] Lee tries to innovate, but he relies on so many tricks -- woozy overexposures, rapid-fire slideshows -- that his movie looks like the product of a teenager playing with the camera on his new MacBook.

Full Review… | December 4, 2007
Village Voice
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The film is too short because the characters just aren't sufficiently developed, but even at a scant 90 minutes, it feels way too long.

Full Review… | November 30, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle
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[Director] Lee evokes the character of his varied Los Angeles environments, even if the human element feels as if it's been done -- and undone -- before.

Full Review… | November 24, 2007
Variety
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Audience Reviews for Undoing

Ultimately a fairly boring crime drama, in spite of the camera tricks thrown in to jazz it up. The story itself is fairly mundane, and I just never felt very engaged by the film.

Perhaps this would be interesting for fans of the specific actors involved, but otherwise I'd have to say...

Pass.

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