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Nabbeun namja (Bad Guy) Reviews

February 8, 2010
The audience is subjected to a series of emotional contortions, encouraged to experience them like a voyeur, and then scolded for doing so.
April 15, 2005
His fascination with allegory and symbols is evident here, too, but his narrative strays too far from the dreamlike towards the just plain dumbfounding.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 15, 2005
The film is filled with lovely images (Kim studied painting in France), and ultimately becomes, against all expectations, quite moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 31, 2005
One can't get out of the theater fast enough.
March 18, 2005
Its international reputation seems difficult to justify.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
February 24, 2005
As a case study of one disturbed woman it might be interesting; presented as some sort of deathless love story, it's merely distasteful.
February 23, 2005
Really, who needs a bad guy who's this guilty about being bad?
Read More | Original Score: C-
February 18, 2005
Becomes more and more confused, unpleasant and preposterous.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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
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
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.
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.