Telmisseomding (Tell Me Something) Reviews

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
A stylish serial killer film, there nonetheless was too much talk and not enough madness.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 20, 2003
The Grand Guignol effects seemed more grim than convincing.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Joshua Tanzer
Offoffoff
March 11, 2003
Has strong characters and a gruesomely intriguing plot but doesn't wrap up its central mystery convincingly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 3, 2002
Has a lot to show but little to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
November 30, 2001
A complicated and stylish Korean thriller that will make viewers' skin crawl.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 30, 2001
How can filmmakers from other countries make basically the same films we're making here but make them better?
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
November 11, 2001
A thoroughly predictable and irritatingly mechanical movie that nonetheless works exceptionally well within the parameters of its genre.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
November 9, 2001
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Andy Klein
New Times
November 8, 2001
Stylish, but definitely not for the squeamish.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
October 3, 2001
Mainly demonstrates that Asian filmmakers are just as adept as Americans at producing genre exercises.
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Village Voice
September 24, 2001
Stylish, sullen, and a little predictable, Tell Me Something is the match of any American film in its quasi-genre.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
September 24, 2001
A thriller-chiller that is as shamelessly predictable as it is memorably grim.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 14, 2001
While the ending might not come as a huge surprise, the journey makes for a grisly, dark bit of entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
September 14, 2001
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
September 13, 2001
Though it comes from halfway across the world, the movie, directed by Chang Youn-hyun, shows a desultory mastery of Hollywood clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
August 28, 2001
What it definitely lacks is any real human element which would make us care about the victims, Cho or Su-yeon.

Empire Magazine
September 16, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
November 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Greg Muskewitz
eFilmCritic.com
October 8, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Derek Elley
Variety
April 15, 2009
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