Sympathy for Lady Vengeance Reviews

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Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
September 17, 2010
As a man is made to mediate the terms of his own murder, Park Chan-wook offers a perfect resolution to his "Vengeance" trilogy: an acutely agonizing elegy for whatever shred of humanity is left after the impulse for vengeance has worked itself out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
October 21, 2007
The kind of glorious sensory rush that you can only get when a supremely confident director fully kicks out the jams. Submerged within the flash, however, is a nihilistic worldview that may be even more curdled than its predecessors.
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
July 10, 2007
in Lady Vengeance, revenge is ultimately a shabby, sordid business that leaves everybody soiled and in need of purification - or at least of a pie in the face.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
The story is delightfully multilayered, the look stylish, and the horror component top notch.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
April 19, 2007
If you have a taste for revenge or just a taste for wickedly well-done filmmaking, help yourself to a serving of Lady Vengeance.
March 24, 2007
What most will take from Lady Vengeance is a director in love with film and the ability to express that passion through the language of his medium.
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Exciting, nerve-wracking and utterly original.
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
December 31, 2006
No capítulo final de sua trilogia sobre a Vingança, Park (com seu dom habitual para criar belíssimos quadros) concebe um conto de moralidade surpreendente, complexo e assustador, levando o espectador a confrontar sua própria percepção sobre o assunto.
| Original Score: 5/5
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
December 30, 2006
Park Chanwook's latest revenge thriller isn't as graphic as earlier ones, but may be even more psychologically violent -- and that's a compliment, as it leads to astounding revelations about guilt and justice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
December 3, 2006
The theme of how all-around bad revenge is starts to wear a little thin... But there's always a perverse delight in just watching how a Park movie is executed.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
November 11, 2006
A collideorscape it is, and a very fine one.
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
September 14, 2006
It has an operatic scale and an emotional eloquence and, along the way, in the juxtaposition of its variously conflicting elements, we see how vengeance turns to redemption.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
August 17, 2006
may be the most emotionally affecting, perversely amusing and deeply disturbing of the trilogy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
August 12, 2006
Park cleverly shows us that justice and revenge can be equally horrifying
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 6, 2006
... as brutal as it is beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 21, 2006
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance is out to ruin you.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 8, 2006
This edge pushes Lady Vengeance into the trilogy's top spot and points to a bright future for Park.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
July 8, 2006
... Lee Yeong-ae is simply riveting in one of the most exciting female performances of the year thus far.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
July 7, 2006
Delivers more than the filmmaker ever has before....richer themes and more skillful audience involvement.
| Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 30, 2006
The concluding chapter of the "Revenge Trilogy," this is the most visually stunning and, in moments, lyrically hypnotic of the trio of films, linked by the common theme of vengeance and its tragic effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Time Out
November 16, 2011
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Derek Elley
Variety
December 4, 2008
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
November 8, 2007
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 22, 2006
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