3-Iron (2004)



Critic Consensus: A tender and moving romance from Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... And Spring's director Kim Ki-Duk.

Movie Info

A battered woman finds her soul mate in a most unusual manner in this drama from Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-Duk. Tae-suk (Jae Hee Song) is a young drifter who appears to be homeless by inclination as much as necessity; he squats in the homes of strangers while they're away, carefully seeing to it that no damage is done to the property and sometimes performing small household chores as a display of gratitude. One day, Tae-suk sneaks into a house where a number of photos of a beautiful model adorn … More

Rating: R (for some sexual content)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By: ,
Written By: Kim Ki-Duk, Ki-duk Kim
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 6, 2005
Box Office: $0.2M
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as Sung-hyuk

as Hyun-soo

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as Man in Studio

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as Woman in Studio

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Critic Reviews for 3-Iron

All Critics (101) | Top Critics (32)

What is so engaging about the film is the way its director, Ki-duk Kim, manages to keep our interest intensely focused on the couple.

Full Review… | June 16, 2005
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

A movie meant to be taken on faith more than anything else. The more you can grant it, the greater the reward.

Full Review… | June 4, 2005
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

For the most part they achieve a delicate balancing act, mixing near-silent comedy with an old-fashioned sense of whimsy.

Full Review… | May 27, 2005
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Evanescence is the movie's most distinguishing characteristic.

Full Review… | September 1, 2013

3-Iron matches apparent simplicity to a beguiling inscrutability and ends with the most beautifully bizarre menage a trois to have been seen since Takashi Miike's Gozu.

Full Review… | July 2, 2007
Eye for Film

Beautifully staged an performed, a sly wit with the camera work, an almost silent presentation of a lovely story.

Full Review… | June 21, 2007
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Audience Reviews for 3-Iron


I cannot get this thing out of my head. Lovely and subtly horrific.

Kevin Cookman
Kevin Cookman

Super Reviewer

Taking homage from directors such as Jean-Luc Godard and Louis Malle, Kim Ki Duk creates a silent story of romance and life. Ambitious as it is ambiguous, 3-Iron is a melancholy tale that asks its audience to think differently.

paul o.
paul oh

Super Reviewer

First of all I m going to try to find out the arabian song he kept playing.

A very very intense Movie. It is just so hard to describe this Movie. I think you have to watch it by yourself. The main characters dont talk a word except the last scene one line.

If you really pay attention you are going to enjoy and understand, especially because the main characters dont talk a word but if you like "rush rush" you d be bored.

An unssual and BEAUTIFULL STORY.

Wahida K

Super Reviewer

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