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Nabbeun namja (Bad Guy) Reviews

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Realism isn't the focal point of Bad Guy-misogynistic male power fantasies masquerading as dark, dreamlike treatises on fate and love are.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 9, 2005
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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His fascination with allegory and symbols is evident here, too, but his narrative strays too far from the dreamlike towards the just plain dumbfounding.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 15, 2005
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's all distressing, superficial and caveman-like in its amour fou.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

April 12, 2006
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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Kim Ki-duk does a bizarre riff on the twisted macho ethos of abusing women until they learn to love you.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 18, 2005
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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As a case study of one disturbed woman it might be interesting; presented as some sort of deathless love story, it's merely distasteful.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

February 24, 2005
Hank Sartin
Chicago Reader
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The audience is subjected to a series of emotional contortions, encouraged to experience them like a voyeur, and then scolded for doing so.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

February 8, 2010
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Almost entirely garbage.

Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 0.5/5

February 20, 2005
Jesse Paddock
culturevulture.net

The plotting keeps getting away from Kim as the story progresses.

Full Review Source: culturevulture.net

June 22, 2005
Ned Martel
New York Times
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Mostly distressing and occasionally compelling, as Sun-hwa, the young student, becomes ensnared in a prostitution ring.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 17, 2005
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Will leave audiences puzzled and then cold.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

February 9, 2005
Oz
Hollywood Bitchslap

It's now 24 hours since I saw the film and I'm still trying to figure out what just happened, why it happened and whether or not its happening should be considered a good thing or not.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Bitchslap | Original Score: 3/5

October 7, 2003
Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
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One can't get out of the theater fast enough.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

March 31, 2005
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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Becomes more and more confused, unpleasant and preposterous.

| Original Score: 1/4

February 18, 2005
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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Its international reputation seems difficult to justify.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1/4

March 18, 2005
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Certainly offbeat, but not on a level with director Kim's previous work about marginalized people.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: 2/4

February 24, 2005
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Really, who needs a bad guy who's this guilty about being bad?

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

February 23, 2005
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

So vilely misogynistic does the film appear at first glance that it's no surprise it hasn't been previously released here...

March 30, 2005
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

Bad Guy's greatest fault is that it is a listless exercise, that goes nowhere except further into the mire.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 15, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

I was confused and discomfited by Bad Guy , but I loved it too.

Full Review | Original Score: A

June 20, 2005
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

After the experience of this down and dirty South Korean psychological thriller, park benches may never quite seem the same.

Full Review Source: Long Island Press

April 25, 2007

Film4
October 7, 2003

Guardian [UK]
October 7, 2003

Time Out
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January 26, 2006
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