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Three...Extremes (Saam gaang yi) Reviews

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Sam Jordison
September 26, 2007
This anthology is a mixed bag.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
October 28, 2005
For those in the middle, fasten your seat belts for a bumpy ride -- narratively and artistically -- and don't go in on a full stomach.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
October 28, 2005
Three . . . Extremes will be a must-see only for fans of Asian horror, but it may also send some people looking for full-length films by these gifted filmmakers.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
October 28, 2005
You can't watch these three mini-movies without wondering what you possibly can take from them, but there's warped creativity at work in all of them, and if you can separate talent from content, you'll see three very adventurous filmmakers at work.
| Original Score: C+
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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
October 26, 2005
Another pulpy Creepshow movie would be more welcome than a second installment of this stiff stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
October 29, 2005
'Cut,' Park's contribution to Three... Extremes
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ben Kenigsberg
L.A. Weekly
October 27, 2005
Title notwithstanding, Three . . . Extremes really offers only two. The first is one of nausea.
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
October 27, 2005
All three look great and the filmmakers deliver a certain artiness, but their overall triviality and the unpleasantness of the first two make for an extremely distasteful experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Richard James Havis
Hollywood Reporter
July 5, 2005
The result falls somewhere between psychodrama and horror.
Steve Biodrowski
July 7, 2008
All the episodes are interesting and disturbing - perhaps too much so, without any clear reason for the audience to endure the suffering.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 27, 2005
What all three of these stories share is the quality found in Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft and Stephen King: An attention to horror as it emerges from everyday life as transformed by fear, fantasy and depravity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
October 28, 2005
Makes a persuasive argument for what's wrong with so many horror films today.
| Original Score: 3/4
Edward Douglas
October 25, 2005
Miike fans may want to pretend he had nothing to do with his segment
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
November 7, 2005
You can't believe what they're doing here.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 27, 2005
Three Extremes would be better if it were Two Extremes.
| Original Score: 3/4
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
November 10, 2005
A satisfying trio of twisted tales.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Nick Schager
October 27, 2005
Unevenness is the strongest facet of Three... Extremes, a diverse and successfully chilling horror triptych.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Eric D. Snider
August 23, 2005
So you'd like to see work from a few Asian horror directors, but don't have time to watch three separate movies? Then here's the sampler platter you're looking for!
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
October 27, 2005
The first is the best, the second most riveting, the third most disturbing, but all will stay with you for weeks.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 10, 2007
A great horror anthology that thankfully restores my faith in the anthology gimmick that Hollywood completely diminished years ago...
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