Telmisseomding (Tell Me Something) (1999)
Average Rating: 5.5/10
Reviews Counted: 19
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Average Rating: 5.6/10
Critic Reviews: 6
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Average Rating: 3.2/5
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This film opens with a young man arriving at an apartment and ending up on a concrete slab getting slowly dismembered with a scalpel by an unseen killer. That unfortunate soul, along with a number of other hapless victims, turns up in a bunch of plastic garbage bags littered around Seoul during Korea's steamy, rainy season. Burnt-out cop Jo (Han Suk-Kyu) is assigned to head up the investigation. The killer, who puts the limbs of a body with the corpse of another, clearly must have a basic grasp
Nov 13, 1999 Wide
Jun 18, 2002
Kino International Corp. - Official Site
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A complicated and stylish Korean thriller that will make viewers' skin crawl.
For all its style and assurance, Tell Me Something is not ultimately original enough to sustain its many horrific images, however brief they may be.
Mainly demonstrates that Asian filmmakers are just as adept as Americans at producing genre exercises.
Stylish, sullen, and a little predictable, Tell Me Something is the match of any American film in its quasi-genre.
So bedeviled by plot holes and violations of common sense that by the time you get to the climax, you've ceased to buy the whole story line.
Though it comes from halfway across the world, the movie, directed by Chang Youn-hyun, shows a desultory mastery of Hollywood clichés.
A stylish serial killer film, there nonetheless was too much talk and not enough madness.
Has strong characters and a gruesomely intriguing plot but doesn't wrap up its central mystery convincingly.
How can filmmakers from other countries make basically the same films we're making here but make them better?
A thoroughly predictable and irritatingly mechanical movie that nonetheless works exceptionally well within the parameters of its genre.
Stylish, but definitely not for the squeamish.
A thriller-chiller that is as shamelessly predictable as it is memorably grim.
While the ending might not come as a huge surprise, the journey makes for a grisly, dark bit of entertainment.
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