Saturday, December 7, 2013

Oldboy - Review

Oldboy – Review

Starring Josh Brolin and Directed by Spike Lee, “Oldboy’ is the American remake of the 2003 Korean cult classic of the same name.

With a 2 hour running time the 2013 story of ‘Oldboy” is an unusual provocative thriller that follows the story of a man named Joe Doucette, a man who is inexplicable kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement, for no apparent reason. When he is suddenly released without any explanation, he begins a mission to find out who imprisoned him.

If you want to see this story then I recommend you rent the 2003 original as this 2013 film effort is an ineffective, uninteresting, dialogue stilted, cold, truncated, overly gruesome, overly predictable and directorially empty - disappointing clunker.   

1 – 1/2 Stars   

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