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Oldboy Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

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

  • 4.0
    74

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Oldboy is a powerful film not because of what it depicts, but because of the depths of the human heart which it strips bare.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    It's a movie of such jaw-dropping violence, wild improbability and dazzling style it overpowers all resistance.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Oldboy caused a love-it-or-hate-it stir at Cannes last year, and how could it not: It's an onslaught made to cause a sensation. Consider me simultaneously jolted and depressed.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    His film is not for the weak of stomach or heart, but it's a stunner all the same.

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