A Tale of Two Sisters Reviews

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January 30, 2005
It may not be a pretty picture, but A Tale of Two Sisters is definitely a satisfying piece of less-is-more cinematic horror.
January 28, 2005
The gorgeous slow-moving cinematography by Lee Mogae is remarkable.
January 28, 2005
Fans of the genre will find much to savor with A Tale of Two Sisters.
January 19, 2005
This one makes you sweat.
January 10, 2005
... one of the best and most haunting of the recent Asian horror films.
January 7, 2005
The film seems unnecessarily vague on a rational level, but it's spot-on as a psychological study of a twinlike sibling relationship, and the ways in which memory can suppress trauma and soothe a mourning soul.
January 7, 2005
Ji-woon Kim may be the Korean David Lynch and his juxtaposition of seemingly innocent and suddenly searing situations is marvelously unnerving, as are the constantly shifting personalities of most of his characters.
January 7, 2005
There's no denying the eye for hypnotic imagery employed by writer-director Ji-woon Kim and cinematographer Mo-gae Lee.
January 6, 2005
That feeling of laden Victoriana oozes not just from the opulent settings, but from the sexual leviathans coiling and uncoiling in the subtext.
December 17, 2004
Precise direction that goes more for slow chills than quick frights, and a script with some startling twists, makes A Tale of Two Sisters a classy entry in the East Asian psycho-horror stakes.
December 17, 2004
Like a fairy tale set in a haunted house, this terrifying psychological horror yarn from Korea preys upon deep-rooted fears of adolescence, insanity and evil stepparents while scaring the bejabbers out of us.
December 17, 2004
[Kim] creates stunning images ripe with meaning.
December 17, 2004
With style to spare, this Korean import cranks up the creeps through atmospheric sound design, slick cinematography and crimson-drenched art direction.
December 16, 2004
The creepy visuals, the slow-burning tension, the meticulous pauses for effect, and the staggered trail of clues and revelations inexorably draw the viewer in.
December 16, 2004
A somber reflection on memory, adolescence and mourning.
December 16, 2004
A tour de force of psychological horror at its creepiest.
December 16, 2004
The film succeeds again and again at pulling you to the edge of your seat and keeping you there.
December 16, 2004
Quite restrained for what's basically a horror movie, and very well acted.
December 16, 2004
The attack of the killer wallpaper
December 15, 2004
Classic horror in the vein of Hitchcock, Argento and Miike...the scariest film in years!
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