Create Game Lists on MeltedJoystick.com
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  
 
  Login Using Facebook
Twitter
 
     

Yojimbo's Movie Reviews (2113)

view profile + 
 
2.5/4
3/4
3/4
3/4
2.5/4
3/4
3/4
3/4
2/4
2/4
1.5/4
3/4
3/4
2/4
2.5/4
2.5/4
3.5/4
3.5/4
3.5/4
3/4
3/4
2.5/4
2/4
2.5/4
2.5/4

Next 25
 

Oldboy (2005) 
"Oldboy" by Yojimbo
4/4 stars

Daesu Oh is a drunk and a philanderer but otherwise a fairly typical husband and father, until one day he is kidnapped and imprisoned in a cell for 15 years with only a TV set for company and no word of explanation. One day he wakes up on the outside with only a wallet and a phone, and he sets out on a single-minded quest to find out why he was imprisoned and extract bloody vengeance on those responsible. The second part of the Vengeance Trilogy by Chan-wook Park, Oldboy is a bizarre and brilliant film. It constantly wrong foots you and messes with your perceptions, and contains the kind of revelation that makes the kind of so-called plot "twists" of most films look gimmicky and inane. This is the kind of film that blows you away and makes you realise you've been watching the WHOLE THING from the wrong standpoint. As for Min-sik Choi's performance, astonishing is the only word for it...the way such intense emotions and motivations are constantly shifting without ever feeling contrived or forced is just spellbinding. It combines art and extreme violence in a way that reminded me of A Clockwork Orange, but better! It's also stylistically on the same level as Fight Club and is absolutely riveting from beginning to end. A virtually flawless modern masterpiece.


Recent Comments

Comment On Review

 
 
Log In
 Login with Facebook
For members wanting to use FB to login, click here
remember me  
 
 
What Members Are Doing
Comments about...
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
Movies I Want To See by OracleElizabeth
2014 best movies in order by smeagol
movies of 2014 by skater4159
Movies I've Watched by Muskurana
all aboard! by Mark
Unremarkable by Shelley
Top Movie List by SIngli6
Movies I Want To See by Rod

 

 

 

Contact FilmCrave Public Relations FilmCrave Friends    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us

Jobs

About us

SiteMap

 

Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use

Privacy

MeltedJoystick.com

Hitfix.com

GQTI.com

Hangar1.com

TrailerAddict.com

OVGuide.com

Digitaldreamdoor.com

   
Are you sure you want
to delete this review?