A Sad and Brutal Film
mitchellyoung - wrote on 02/09/12
Like Oldboy, this is a revenge thriller with a heart - a film that takes no pleasure in the pain it doles out and manages to feed an emotional current of sadness and remorse. That is, ultimately, what touched me about this film, since, without this thematic thread (and the skillfully and often beautiful direction and cinematography), it would be an unbearable experience. The film is graphic and brutal, often unflichingly so. But I think it redeems itself with the final shot.