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Halloween in November
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written by Popnfresh December 18, 2005 - 5:24 PM PST
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
Han Suk-Kyu is the centerpiece of every scene, but has far less dialog than supporting actor Jang Hang-seon who plays Oh, the most likeable character in the film. Aside from clenching and unclenching his jaw, narrowing his gaze and looking pensive, he has little to say. If the gears are supposed to be in motion and his thoughts are supposed to be communicated through something other than dialog, the execution is flat. But it's a step up from his smug performance in "Christmas in August".

Shim Eun-ha is so disappointing in this film. She was charming and sexy in "Christmas in August", but in this film she always wears the same, slightly uncomfortable look. Her dialog is scant, and you'll wonder if she changes her clothes at any point in the film.

The plot is run-of-the-mill thriller. If you're not bored with thrillers, the plot twists will probably make this a worthwhile rental. If you're looking for dark entertainment in a Korean thriller, maybe try Oldboy instead. It's a far better film.

Unfortunate surgical outcome
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written by jweisberg November 4, 2005 - 11:55 AM PST
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
This film is extreme in its use of bloody dismemberment and murder to set the mood ; but it works. Although the feint of heart should stay away, the violence and scattering of limbs, corpses, and heads actually serves to maintain the highly charged edge that winds through the serial killings and the drama of the story. The adrenalized search for the killer, along with the anticipation of the next murder not only make fear and danger drip from the screen ; but living in a dark, rainy atmosphere night after night, and day after day, a sexual tension grows in the morbid gumbo that the director successfully creates.
The plot line moves foward at a steady rate and only stalls briefly at one or two points. The characters are interesting and subtley drawn, and the result is a very interesting movie.

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