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Critic Reviews for Deranged
A disaster film with just the right touch of reality to ground the outre genre flourishes.
Yes, there are messages about the callousness of big business and the recurring foolishness of man tampering with nature, but they're never didactic, and they never overwhelm the film's escapist thrills.
virus thriller Deranged (Yeon-ga-si) tries hard to break free of its Contagion shackles by giving its infection a truly bizarre origin & symptomatology... [but] ends up being both preposterously silly and numbingly repetitive.
Deranged is, for the most part, simply unable to become the tense or engrossing thriller promised by its admittedly spectacular setup.
Audience Reviews for Deranged
Korea does Contagion. It would have been good too, but the movie jumps around confusingly and then gets just too far fetched.
Jeong-woo Park goes with a national emergency in Deranged.
Like any thriller should, the film's story has some pretty solid buildup; however, even with only a run time of 1 hour 45 minutes, things get tiresome. Part of it is the events that unfold, while possibly more realistic in nature, are more frustrating than exciting.
The gore factor is minor and tolerable. It really isn't that bad once the pandemic is revealed for what it is, which the plot does quite early in the film. In turn, by doing this the rest of the story details become predictable.
Kim Myung-Min's character is a bit unlikable, but he is acceptable as the lead. Moon Jung-hee, Kim Dong-wan, and Lee Ha-nui are good cast fillers; the latter two could have been used more.
As far as national pandemic stories go, Deranged covers its bases. Even if it's once, it's worth a checkout.
A parasitic virus wreaks havoc in Korea, causing people to jump into water to their gruesome death. Although I felt it was over dramatized and the timeline was kinda compromised, but this was scarier than Outbreak and Contagion combined!
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