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Nabbeun namja (Bad Guy) Reviews

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 20, 2005
Almost entirely garbage.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Ken Fox
TV Guide
February 18, 2005
Beautifully shot and lushly scored, this may be one of the least P.C. love stories ever filmed. But it's one of the most deeply felt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
February 18, 2005
Becomes more and more confused, unpleasant and preposterous.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
February 18, 2005
Kim Ki-duk does a bizarre riff on the twisted macho ethos of abusing women until they learn to love you.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ned Martel
New York Times
February 17, 2005
Mostly distressing and occasionally compelling, as Sun-hwa, the young student, becomes ensnared in a prostitution ring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Derek Elley
February 17, 2005
Though it goes on exactly a reel too long, Bad Guy reps the most emotionally satisfying pic to date by Korean iconoclast Kim Ki-duk.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
February 15, 2005
Bad Guy, one of the seven films in Kim's fascinating back catalog, is another kind of cocktail -- simple, bitter, served straight and in an unwashed glass.
Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews
February 14, 2005
Desire, violence, revenge, and obsession play out against a map of sex and love.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
February 9, 2005
Will leave audiences puzzled and then cold.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
February 9, 2005
Realism isn't the focal point of Bad Guy-misogynistic male power fantasies masquerading as dark, dreamlike treatises on fate and love are.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Mark Stevens
October 7, 2003
Although the set-up strains the audience's disbelief, the mournful style -- complete with a downbeat soundtrack reminiscent of triphop crooners Portishead -- and meandering pace give this tale an unusual, near surreal, edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Hollywood Bitchslap
October 7, 2003
It's now 24 hours since I saw the film and I'm still trying to figure out what just happened, why it happened and whether or not its happening should be considered a good thing or not.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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