Soom (Breath) Reviews

March 7, 2019
"Breath" has its faults, particularly regarding the impact it has as a film, at least in comparison with Kim's previous works, but remains a very interesting movie, as it presents its message through an unusual and somewhat extreme concept.
December 14, 2017
Breath is more or less pointless-and yet, it's the Kim film I like the most because, paradoxically, it coheres the least.
May 5, 2011
The cinematography is wonderful, but the plot is too vague. There could be a message here, but it's buried too deep to dig out.
April 19, 2008
A surreal convergence of sex, death and erotically charged assisted suicide via asphyxiation, and the weird way that a female object of desire can take your breath away, in more ways than one.
March 20, 2008
...a tender romance between a dejected housewife and a mute death-row prisoner that is surprisingly compassionate and even offers up a few moments of comic relief.
May 25, 2007
[Director Ki-duk] creates some startling images within the curious logic of his tale. It has something to do with inhaling badness and exhaling goodness but those expecting it to make sense shouldn't exactly hold their breath.
May 21, 2007
This story of a disenfranchised woman represents a step-down for the gifted South Korean helmer Kim Ki-Duk in an uneven film in which the parts are more interesting than the whole.
May 17, 2007
A typically quirky chamber drama by helmer Kim Ki-duk.