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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0

    out of 100

    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    The revenge in Oldboy is neither sweet nor sour; it's just drab.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Graphically gruesome when it means to be a provocative look at vengeance.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter John DeFore

    While Lee leaves some of Park's more memorable outrages behind, he and screenwriter Mark Protosevich find one or two ways to up the taboo-testing ante, small surprises that retain the tale's edge without pushing into the realm of exploitation.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Bruce Ingram

    It’s generally a respectful homage that has every bit as much stylishness and visual flair.

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    In the end, the most impressive performance may be Spike Lee's. He uses skill without gimmickry, flash without fuss, to tap the mesmerizing soul of this pulp.

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