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Director Spike Lee's remake of Park Chan-wook's 2003 South Korean mystery-thriller, itself based on a Japanese manga. Josh Brolin, Elisabeth Olsen and Samuel L. Jackson star.
Follows the story of an advertising exec (Brolin) who is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement without any indication of his captor's motive. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre punishment. His quest for revenge leads him into a relationship with a young social worker (Olsen) and ultimately to an elusive man (Sharlto Copley) who allegedly holds the key to his salvation.
- Mark Protosevich (based on the manga by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Total Film (UK)
Time Out New York
New York Times
SpikeLee movie that was like ‘Cube’ ‘FightClub’ ‘Rock n Rolla’ ‘Bad Boy Bubby' and ’The Experiment’ rolled into one. Amazing film, very art house, and totes hated a few parts, yet the theme seemed simple love (even if wrong). I enjoyed it and very thought provoking. Not for the faint hearted thats for sure. Gore extreme and bad-ass undertones towards the end. The bad guy from ‘District9’ makes an appearance and of cos, Samuel Jackson! Get ready for a strange roller coaster ride of emotions and weirdness.
Genre : Thriller, drama, action
4/5 : Just left a bad taste in my mouth, yet strangely I felt the ending suitable it.