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Han Suk-kyu
as Myung-hui
Sol Kyung-gu
as Joong-sik
Chun Woo-hee
as Ryeon-hwa

Critic Reviews for Idol

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (3)

  • This fallen "Idol" takes an early tumble and spends the rest of an unnecessary 144 minutes getting hopelessly tangled in the safety net.

    Apr 19, 2019 | Full Review…

    Jessica Kiang

    Top Critic
  • With so much narrative uncertainty, there's no one to root for or to care about, making the confused climax an exercise in frustration.

    Feb 14, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Everything transpiring is outrageous only in its visceral execution since it all makes complete psychological sense in the bigger picture of their doomed, shared experience.

    Jul 30, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Despite its shortcomings, this is a film with quite a bit to recommend it, and it's an interesting curiosity for noir fans.

    Jul 17, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Overall, the movie tries to appear more poignant and thought-provoking than it really is, which is disappointing from a young director who has shown much promise.

    Mar 10, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Woo Sang [Idol] is overstuffed with huge ideas forcing it to lose sight of the merits at its core. When focused, however, Lee [Su-jin] cooks up a captivating, stomach-turning parable that surprises and disturbs.

    Feb 19, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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