Oasis Reviews

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May 20, 2004
Take my word for it: Oasis is one of the most deeply felt love stories of the screen in ways that you must endure a little suffering of your own to appreciate.
May 13, 2004
The lead performers have collected prizes at international festivals, and deservedly so. They play their roles with such courage and compassion that one sees the souls of the characters rather than their afflictions.
May 7, 2004
The combination of Lee's discomforting subject matter and distancing style ... makes this slow-moving drama a challenge that doesn't seem entirely worth the effort.
May 7, 2004
You'll have to look long and hard to find a performance as emotionally raw as that of Moon So-ri.
May 6, 2004
This remarkable if overlong Korean film strips away much of the sentimentality and goody-two-shoes attitudes that the movies traditionally display toward disabled people.
May 6, 2004
Strange and beautiful film about an ex-con and a disabled girl whose odd bond brings them briefly out of the dark.
May 4, 2004
No movie in recent memory has translated so clearly the secret language of lovers normally lost on the rest of the world.
August 30, 2003
Lee Chang-dong's miraculous love story is the find of the [59th Venice] festival!...a gritty, urban spin on John Cromwell's post-war classic, The Enchanted Cottage.
August 18, 2003
Oasis is pretty strong filmmaking, admittedly, but you are almost guaranteed to walk out of the theater saying to yourself, 'That was really f----d up.'
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