A well-developed strong drama. This Korean movie manages to create a great dramatic atmosphere and insert you into it. After a few minutes into the film, I was already invested in the plot and wanted to see where it was going. Characters are well acted and deliver strong performances that make you believe in their pain and emotions. The plot is complex and intriguing, it will keep you engaged and trying to find out for yourself some of the answers. Even though it is a 2-hour movie, it feels longer than that. Not in a bad way, but it does feel like a long film with a ton of information dropping, probably the reason it feels so long. I can’t say much else without going into spoilers, but I must tell you if you are thinking of watching it, that there are some strong scenes of violence, but for today’s standards it’s not that bad. Also, probably because of the difference in culture, you may find it a tiny bit crazy sometimes, so go with an open mind. In the end, Oldboy is worth your time, I believe. It is a very solid story with strong consolidated characters. I recommend you give it a try and find out for yourself if you’d like to see any more Korean dramas.


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