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Shi gan (Time) Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 9, 2016
It's worth noting that even though the plot is daffy, cosmetic surgery is very popular in South Korea
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
April 2, 2008
An alien anthropologist identifying humans as insects in man-clothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
August 24, 2007
A pathological case study disguised as a romantic melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Stan Hall
Oregonian
August 10, 2007
A harrowing, weirdly funny and highly existential melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
July 25, 2007
Time is well worth your time as a moviegoer.
Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com
July 23, 2007
It's a trip.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jerry Portwood
New York Press
July 18, 2007
It's a strange and subtly told tale that successfully hacks into the desires and fears of most us who are trying to figure out how to make love work -- without sewing it all back together into a nice, pretty package.
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
July 14, 2007
For some, the film will be a tedious experience, while for others it will raise disquieting questions.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Noel Murray
AV Club
July 13, 2007
Few modern filmmakers are as adept at crafting a haunting image as Kim.
| Original Score: B+
Ken Fox
TV Guide
July 13, 2007
An uncanny and thoroughly creepy nip-yuck nightmare about plastic surgery and identity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Pam Grady
Reel.com
July 13, 2007
An exuberant, if cautionary, tale of love and plastic surgery.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
July 13, 2007
Viewers in Gotham will be perplexed, frightened, disgusted -- and, mostly, entertained.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
July 13, 2007
An unnerving riff on South Korean women fixated on the idea of ul-jjang ('best face').
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
July 13, 2007
Throughout Time, Kim Ki-duk flips between soapy melodrama and dry, self-aware comedy. The effect is thrilling and disorienting, like walking on a trampoline.
| Original Score: 4/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
July 13, 2007
A truly unpredictable film and you watch it transfixed by its singular peregrinations and the fatalistic determination of the monumentally wrong-headed Se-heui.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 12, 2007
A mesmerizing film by South Korean director Kim Ki-Duk about cosmetic surgery and the yearning of those who put their faith in external physical changes to their bodies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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John Anderson
Newsday
July 12, 2007
In addition to statements about urban anonymity and the cult of beauty, writer-director Kim is also making a mordant statement about love, the kind you can get lost in while losing yourself.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
July 12, 2007
With a wry tone all his own (the writer-director calls his thesis 'absurd'), South Korea's Kim Ki-duk asks in his calmly assured spellbinder a simple question: How far can we go to transform who we think we are?
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
July 12, 2007
Haunting and disturbing, Time is the kind of motion picture that gets under your skin and doesn't let go. It lingers long after the final credits have rolled and, for those who see it with friends, it will provoke endless post-movie discussions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
July 12, 2007
Time, with its mysteriously apt title and harshly lit modern interiors, succeeds on its own terms, establishing a daring atmosphere of dread.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
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