A Tale of Two Sisters Reviews

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October 15, 2018
There are plenty of jumps, an amazing story line and superb acting.
November 14, 2013
How much you appreciate the film will largely depend on how effective you feel its big revelation is.
April 20, 2011
...boasts a suffocating atmosphere and a disjointed storyline that turns the screws on your nerves while leaving you to puzzle over the plot
April 15, 2011
April 29, 2009
It's truly a masterpiece in the end.
March 1, 2009
Kim Ji-woon's psychological skin-chiller painstakingly teases apart the traumas that bind a widower, his teen daughters... and his high-strung second wife in a suffocating web of guilt, suspicion and fear. The American remake, The Uninvited (2009), pales
July 9, 2008
Kim Jee-Woon's serious approach has its merits, but it also creates some problems that mar, without ruining, the film's effectiveness.
September 26, 2007
A very tasty exercise in supernatural and psychological horror.
March 1, 2007
Despite its third-act problems, A Tale of Two Sisters easily passes the scare test.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
The atmosphere of mounting dread is matched by just-right performances, design and camerawork.
January 17, 2006
This is a carefully structured film about grief and guilt, as well as horror. They don't resolve every disturbing moment or confusing element: they leave some questions hauntingly unanswered.
January 13, 2006
I like what it's trying to do -- use a ghost story surface to tell a tale of guilt, blame, and madness -- but was disappointed in the conventional tactics it used.
September 26, 2005
The film feels haunted by the relationship between Im and Moon, who cling to each other in the face of a hostile hostess, even though that may not be their best option.
April 12, 2005
This movie scared the hell out of me!
March 28, 2005
...yet another pointless, interminably paced Asian horror flick that's inexplicably garnered heaps of praise and adulation...
March 13, 2005
There's more rank dread and inscrutable mystery in any one scene of this South Korean psychological thriller than in all the American horror films of the past 10 years.
March 9, 2005
Well-tread territory.
February 26, 2005
Even at its most maddening and cute, the elaborate interplay between hallucination and reality rewards attention.
February 25, 2005
February 25, 2005
There's a reason why Hollywood has been so busy in recent years remaking Asian horror movies. Scare for scare, they're generally better.
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