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I Saw the Devil Reviews

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April 20, 2015
As a living and breathing piece of cinema, it inhabits its beast in a manner that is arresting on the mind, and almost cringe-inducing to the eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 11, 2013
Thanks to the strong directing we get a handful of really fantastic scenes and a number of thrills, which make this a wholly enjoyable film.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 22, 2013
It's a terrible time at the movies, and for that it is truly quite great. But you've been warned.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 13, 2013
A thriller that makes you wish you knew how to scream "O.M.G." in Korean.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 28, 2012
A revenge flick that's just about as uncompromising as anything I've seen come out of Asia in the last decade or so.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 13, 2012
Worth the price of admission for the wildly creative (and brutally bloody) taxicab scene alone. Merciless, uncompromising, and unforgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 1, 2011
...a gritty, brutal, and consistently uncompromising thriller that does, for the most part, feel like South Korea's answer to Se7en.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 29, 2011
This film features a spectacular performance by Choi Min-sik as Kyung-chul, one of the most scary and evil villains ever seen in any film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 24, 2011
Casts quite a spell. Even if the whole endeavor limps to a close, there's enough vivid imagery and teary passion within to fuel several movies.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 29, 2011
Possibly the most violent film ever, I Saw The Devil makes Hostel look like a teddy bears' picnic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 28, 2011
There's no shortage of Korean revenge-thrillers, but this, along with the recent The Man from Nowhere, proves there is plenty of life left in the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 28, 2011
Although director Kim Ji-woon's inventive twist on the vigilante shocker is relentlessly bloodthirsty, it never loses sight of the human fallout from violent crime, deftly weaving Lee's eye-for-an-eye actions with moments of genuine emotional grief.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 27, 2011
Violent, visceral and vengeful: a catalogue of torture with frustratingly little else to maintain the interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 27, 2011
There is no denying that Kim Jee-woon is a phenomenal director, wrenching visceral thrills, dark humour and even occasionally an element of surprise, from all his stock set-pieces.
April 27, 2011
Ji-woon handles difficult set pieces and violence well, managing not to appear over-indulgent despite the film's obvious roots in exploitation cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 26, 2011
This gleefully black horror-thriller is a very classy follow-up to The Good, the Bad, the Weird for Kim Jee-Woon.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 21, 2011
Half engrossing, half just gross, Kim's revenge epic is all form over content. The style dazzles, but just think what he could do with a decent script.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 15, 2011
This is the stuff of nightmares, where even the good guy is bad, and as shock cinema goes, it packs a punch.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 13, 2011
We lucky westerners get to see it in all its hair-raising, stomach-churning glory, and that's a wonderful thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 4, 2011
The movie does something no slasher, torture porno, bad cop picture or revenge movie should be at all able to do in 2011: it keeps us guessing.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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