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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

“..relentlessly gruesome, self-consciously shocking and pretty much pointless..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
“..Lee's rendition is meant to be more straightforward and grounded in reality, less stylized but just as dark and shocking as its 2003 predecessor. And it does have a couple of powerful, disturbing plot twists..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..surprisingly, the movie doesn't bear much of the stylistic stamp we've come to expect of Lee, who's in his generic journeyman mode here..”
by Kerry Lengel [Arizona Republic]