Movies Like Three...Extremes (Saam gaang yi)

Opening

88% Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 01
83% Get On Up Aug 01
89% Calvary Aug 01
0% Behaving Badly Aug 01
35% Child Of God Aug 01

Top Box Office

59% Lucy $43.9M
62% Hercules $29.8M
91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes $16.8M
57% The Purge: Anarchy $10.5M
43% Planes: Fire And Rescue $9.5M
18% Sex Tape $6.1M
17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $4.7M
16% And So It Goes $4.6M
23% Tammy $3.5M
90% A Most Wanted Man $2.7M

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86% What If Aug 08

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New Episodes Tonight

100% Defiance: Season 2
40% Dominion: Season 1
41% Gang Related: Season 1
86% Maron: Season 2
56% Married: Season 1
94% Rectify: Season 2
—— Rookie Blue: Season 5
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
85% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
41% Working the Engels: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

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91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
50% Jennifer Falls: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
—— Rogue: Season 2
100% Suits: Season 4
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
—— Wilfred: Season 4
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Three...Extremes (Saam gaang yi) Reviews

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Sam Jordison
Film4

This anthology is a mixed bag.

Full Review Source: Film4

September 26, 2007
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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For those in the middle, fasten your seat belts for a bumpy ride -- narratively and artistically -- and don't go in on a full stomach.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 28, 2005
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Three . . . Extremes will be a must-see only for fans of Asian horror, but it may also send some people looking for full-length films by these gifted filmmakers.

| Original Score: 3/4

October 28, 2005
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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You can't watch these three mini-movies without wondering what you possibly can take from them, but there's warped creativity at work in all of them, and if you can separate talent from content, you'll see three very adventurous filmmakers at work.

| Original Score: C+

October 28, 2005
Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
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Another pulpy Creepshow movie would be more welcome than a second installment of this stiff stuff.

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

October 26, 2005
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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'Cut,' Park's contribution to Three... Extremes

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Original Score: 2/4

October 29, 2005
Ben Kenigsberg
L.A. Weekly
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Title notwithstanding, Three . . . Extremes really offers only two. The first is one of nausea.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

October 27, 2005
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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All three look great and the filmmakers deliver a certain artiness, but their overall triviality and the unpleasantness of the first two make for an extremely distasteful experience.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 27, 2005
Richard James Havis
Hollywood Reporter
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The result falls somewhere between psychodrama and horror.

July 5, 2005
Steve Biodrowski
ESplatter

All the episodes are interesting and disturbing - perhaps too much so, without any clear reason for the audience to endure the suffering.

Full Review Source: ESplatter

July 7, 2008
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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What all three of these stories share is the quality found in Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft and Stephen King: An attention to horror as it emerges from everyday life as transformed by fear, fantasy and depravity.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 27, 2005
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Makes a persuasive argument for what's wrong with so many horror films today.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

October 28, 2005
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net

Miike fans may want to pretend he had nothing to do with his segment

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 7/10

October 25, 2005
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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You can't believe what they're doing here.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

November 7, 2005
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Three Extremes would be better if it were Two Extremes.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3/4

October 27, 2005
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies

A satisfying trio of twisted tales.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 10, 2005
Nick Schager
Filmcritic.com

Unevenness is the strongest facet of Three... Extremes, a diverse and successfully chilling horror triptych.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 27, 2005
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

So you'd like to see work from a few Asian horror directors, but don't have time to watch three separate movies? Then here's the sampler platter you're looking for!

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: B+

August 23, 2005
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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The first is the best, the second most riveting, the third most disturbing, but all will stay with you for weeks.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

October 27, 2005
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A great horror anthology that thankfully restores my faith in the anthology gimmick that Hollywood completely diminished years ago...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

July 10, 2007

Boston Phoenix
October 29, 2005

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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October 29, 2005
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