JSA: Joint Security Area (Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA) Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 25, 2007
Park tries to make us believe that the men soldiers on both sides would have no trouble bonding if ideologies and uniforms didn't get in the way of things.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
May 7, 2006
Além do impecável senso estético de Park e de seu imenso talento para a narrativa, o filme traz uma bela mensagem humanitária e anti-bélica.
| Original Score: 5/5
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
July 16, 2005
It's another triumph from one of the world's best new filmmakers, and it is not to be missed.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
June 16, 2005
Suspenseful and psychologically rich.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
June 15, 2005
A beguiling mix of the generic and the unfamiliar, and it ends on a shot that's nothing short of heartbreaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
June 15, 2005
I can't be as enthusiastic.
| Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
A.O. Scott
New York Times
June 15, 2005
Park Chan-Wook's Joint Security Area is a fairly straightforward whodunit with a pointedly political theme and an unapologetically humanist message.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Chuck Stephens
Village Voice
June 14, 2005
Park's film reveals its double agency by swinging between emotion-charged flashbacks of weepie male bonding and the investigative longueurs of the icy, half-Korean, half-Swedish female officer in charge of mopping up the brotherly bloodbath.
Joshua Tanzer
Offoffoff
March 11, 2003
An intelligent murder mystery set at the only meeting point between North and South Korea, whose tragic solution reveals the war zone's tension between hate and humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 9, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Matt McAllister
Future Movies UK
June 25, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
Derek Elley
Variety
October 18, 2008
Top Critic

AV Club
September 26, 2005
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