Idol Reviews

October 21, 2020
Idol falls into the category of being a fascinating car crash of a film, for the brave, curious and infinitely patient at least
November 10, 2019
beautifully shot, but also bleak and brutal, unleashing an iconoclastic onslaught of grief, corruption and revenge.
July 30, 2019
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.
July 17, 2019
Despite its shortcomings, this is a film with quite a bit to recommend it, and it's an interesting curiosity for noir fans.
April 19, 2019
This fallen "Idol" takes an early tumble and spends the rest of an unnecessary 144 minutes getting hopelessly tangled in the safety net.
March 11, 2019
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.
February 19, 2019
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.
February 14, 2019
With so much narrative uncertainty, there's no one to root for or to care about, making the confused climax an exercise in frustration.
February 12, 2019
[This] ambitiously twisty feature... provides an astute thread of commentary about class, gender and immigration.