Rex Review

This is not one of the best Korean films of all time. This is one of the greatest films of all time. If you are looking for the best psychological thriller ever made, look no further. Additionally, this will be tempting after watching this, but DO NOT WATCH the 2013 Spike Lee version of this, (sorry spike). Your incredible “Old Boy” journey starts and ends here.

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8.4

Oldboy Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 120min | November 21, 2003 (South Korea) 8.4
Director: Park Chan-WookWriter: Garon Tsuchiya, Nobuaki Minegishi, Chan-wook ParkStars: Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-Tae, Kang Hye-jeongSummary: Abducted on a rainy night in 1988, the obnoxious drunk, Oh Dae-Su, much to his surprise, wakes up locked in a windowless and dilapidated hotel room, for an unknown reason. There, his invisible and pitiless captors will feed him, clothe him, and sedate him to avert a desperate suicide--and as his only companion and a window to the world is the TV in his stark cell--the only thing that helps Oh Dae-Su keep going is his daily journal. Then, unexpectedly, after fifteen long years in captivity, the perplexed prisoner is deliberately released, encouraged to track down his tormentor to finally get his retribution. However, who would hate Oh Dae-Su so much he would deny him of a quick and clean death? —Nick Riganas

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