Great Film overall
When a movie has you begging for it to end not even half way through it's pure crap. We've all seen this movie and this characters millions of times, nothing new in it. Don't waste your time.
A lot of perfectly good film show their cards early, establish a unique premise and let the audience explore a topic at a leisurely pace, without much in terms of surprise. this film is not one of those films.
Just finished watching this film. I really enjoyed it, it kept me guessing until the very end
Just trying to see an excellent Oldboy and finally saw the wrong Old boy of 2013
My rating is fair enough for this movie
My next Oldboy is going to be the right one!!!
Became violent revenge porn. Didn't finish watching. Until 45 min mark I thought it was going to be an interesting psychological study of isolation and coping with confinement.
I had never heard of this 2013 film until it was recommended to me by someone whom I came across through work. Only after I had seen it did I learn that it is a remake of a 2013 South Korean mystery thriller which in turn is based on a Japanese manga comic of the same name.The central plot device is an intriguing one: a drunken advertising executive (played by Josh Brolin) is kidnapped and finds himself locked in a hotel-style room which becomes his prison for the next 20 years; when he is eventually released, a stranger offers him his daughter's life plus a small fortune if he can identify the mystery man and his motives for the prolonged incarceration - but this has to be accomplished in two days and two nights.The working out of this challenge involves many unlikely elements but works up to a shocking conclusion. Along the way, the film is frequently very violent in ways which are not necessary, other than the obvious referencing of the original Korean work, and not as stylish as works such as "The Raid" or "Kill Bill". Indeed it is difficult to know why Spike Lee directed this work, since it is so far removed from the rest of his canon.