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The Journals Of Musan Reviews

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Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
December 21, 2011
A journey through a world of moral and ethical conundrums makes a sobering couple of hours, and also a lively discussion afterwards for amateur Christian theologians.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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David Fear
Time Out
August 17, 2011
Seungchul's rotisserie of pain is almost worth enduring just to get to the film's climax: the most knee-jerk tragedy in the world becomes, in Park's hands, one devastating bitter-victory lap.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Benjamin Mercer
Village Voice
August 16, 2011
By playing Seung-chul as extremely sullen, and by constantly calling attention to his disheveled appearance, Park also provokes viewers to blame the character for his own problems- and thus confront their similarity to the movie's hard-hearted citizens.
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Mike Hale
New York Times
August 16, 2011
Eventually we learn that a haircut and a new suit don't make for a better man, which seems like a small lesson after what we've been through.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kent Turner
May 1, 2011
The film features one of the most beautifully directed scenes I've seen in a long time
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kenji Fujishima
Slant Magazine
April 26, 2011
If The Journals of Musan indicates anything, it's that people, for the most part, either can't or simply aren't willing to comprehend the circumstances behind others' actions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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