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Oldboy (2013) by tincolor


Josh Brolin is the titular old boy in this film about a man who is imprisoned in a mysterious room for 20 years, then inexplicably set free. In short, if you’ve seen the original Korean film, there really is no reason to see this remake. Performances range from decent (Brolin) to comically bad (Michael Imperioli) and if you were unsatisfied with the implausible ending of the Korean version, don’t go to this this one with the hope of discovering anything more satisfying. The setup remains as intriguing as ever, but that isn’t enough to make it anything more than simply watchable.


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Yup. I had the same opinion after watching the Korean one. The setup is great, and even though it annoys viewers like myself, some mysteries are just better left unexplained.

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