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Oldboy (2013)

Oldboy

Overview


Genre

Action, Mystery, Thriller

Release Date

November 27, 2013

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

120 min.

Studio

FilmDistrict

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Spike Lee

Producer

Roy Lee, Doug Davison

Screenwriter

Mark Protosevich

Starring

Story


"Oldboy" is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.

Pictures (23 photos)


A scene from FilmDistrict's Oldboy (2013)
Josh Brolin stars as Joe Doucett in FilmDistrict's Oldboy (2013)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..Lee directs this deranged undertaking with great formal control and confidence... The suspense is taut, provided you can prevent yourself from frequently yelling, "That's not possible." Remember: comic book..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
“..Spike Lee can't find the right tone in this remake of the 2005 Korean cult hit. Bloodier and goofier, yet less funny and less thrilling, it's a near-miss..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]
“..Spike Lee's superfluous duplication of Oldboy brings to mind Samuel Johnson's famous 18th-century witticism, likening a woman preaching to a dog walking on its hind legs: "It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all...”
by David Hiltbrand [Philadelphia Inquirer]