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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
Jun 24, 2006 Wide
Mar 11, 2008
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Los Angeles neo-noir meets multiformat video grit with varying degrees of success.
Undoing, by the writer and director Chris Chan Lee, buries a potentially haunting pulp thriller beneath flashy tics.
[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.
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.
[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.
though it's marred by way too many film school editing tricks, it's still a gripping little tale
... full of flashy visual flourishes %u2026 in fact, too full. What at first seems intriguing quickly becomes a problem, complicating an already unclear narrative.
Undoing isn't a bad film; it's just not anything great or worth recommending.
Despite the fact that its style comes off as somewhat schizophrenic, Undoing is a film of remarkably direct emotions.
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