Oldboy

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Oldboy Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
FEARnet

For a "pointless" and "unnecessary" remake, there's actually some really solid stuff in this one.

Full Review Source: FEARnet

May 8, 2014
Dan Schindel
Movie Mezzanine

Sloppy when taken on its own and abhorrent when compared to its predecessor.

Full Review Source: Movie Mezzanine | Original Score: D

April 8, 2014
Jason Best
Movie Talk

Park Chan-wook's movie was a delirious nightmare whose ideas and images stuck like burrs in the mind. Lee's remake is all too forgettable.

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

April 6, 2014
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

Maybe the giant leaps of faith that the original script calls for were easier to swallow 10 years ago, or perhaps it's just that Lee's version seems to mannered to be convincing.

Full Review Source: Scene-Stealers.com | Original Score: 2/5

March 22, 2014
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

It's not that Spike Lee's attempt at a remake is particularly bad, though it does have a few issues, it's just that it's an entirely unnecessary one.

Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 3/5

March 3, 2014
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...we have a mediocre remake being released on Blu-ray and the extras are better than the film itself.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C+

March 1, 2014
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

The blu-ray's features suggest that Lee made a better film than what was released theatrically

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B-

February 26, 2014
Jonathan Kiefer
SF Weekly

Visceral thrills and athletic camerawork seem only to bring out the actors' limitations.

Full Review Source: SF Weekly

February 4, 2014
Bryan Bishop
The Verge

In a film where the hero is constantly asking questions about his predicament, the audience may be left with the most important one of all: why?

Full Review Source: The Verge

January 22, 2014
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Hard-hearted and ostentatiously nasty, the most stylish thing Spike Lee has been involved with for years.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

January 3, 2014
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

Spike Lee reworks a cult classic

Full Review Source: Movie Habit

January 2, 2014
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

The result is engaging enough for those not familiar with the first film, yet it lacks the freshness of the original concept despite some clever plot twists and moments of visual flair.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

December 11, 2013
Stuart Klawans
The Nation

[Lee] moves easily among the several registers of filmmaking that Oldboy demands.

Full Review Source: The Nation

December 10, 2013
Wesley Morris
Grantland
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Everything is wrong with [Spike] Lee's version of Park Chan-wook's notorious, super-violent super-action-thriller. For one thing, it's far from super. Not the quality, per se (although, for Lee, that's off, too), but the energy.

Full Review Source: Grantland

December 10, 2013
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times

Spike Lee's remake of 2003's Oldboy is as brutally perplexing as the South Korean original, and needless for both its repetition and tweaks. Nothing is really lost in translation, or gained.

Full Review Source: Tampa Bay Times | Original Score: C+

December 10, 2013
Mark Ellis
Schmoes Know

The martial arts sequences are a joy to watch and, when taken as it's own entity, this "Old Boy" feels like it should hit it's intended audience favorably.

Full Review Source: Schmoes Know | Original Score: 3/5

December 9, 2013
Kristian Harloff
Schmoes Know

Fans of the cult classic "Old Boy" may have mixed feelings on this new version (or even wonder why it was remade at all), but standing on it's on "Old Boy" is a different type of revenge flick that works just well enough to be fresh.

Full Review Source: Schmoes Know | Original Score: 3/5

December 9, 2013
Jonathan Robbins
Film Comment Magazine

Viewers new to Oldboy will appreciate Lee's affecting and entertaining tale of a man unjustly imprisoned. Fans of Park's film-and there are many wildly loyal ones-will likely be far less impressed.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

December 9, 2013
Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]

Other than catering to an audience unwilling to read subtitles, it's hard to see what Spike Lee has brought to the table ...

Full Review Source: Observer [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

December 8, 2013
Victoria Alexander
Las Vegas Informer

A brave, uncompromised remake of the cult original. It is worth seeing.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Informer

December 6, 2013
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