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Kim Hits His Stride
written by talltale September 13, 2005 - 9:38 AM PDT
5 out of 5 members found this review helpful
Kim Ki-Duk reaches his pinnacle (so far) with 3-IRON a movie that (sort of) combines "Bad Guy" with "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring" (yes, this is actually possible: joining meditation and pain-via-golf-ball). Korean cinema does it again, and I stand (well, sit) amazed. How can so many odd moments and unbelievable happenings coalesce into a wonderful whole? You will have to see it to learn.

Be assured (or warned) that this one has much less violence than usual from Mr. Kim, and what there is is grounded in an understanding of the unintended consequences of that violence (always a sign of maturation for filmdom's bad boys). In terms of composition, color, photography, editing and supporting performances, all is crackerjack. The lead actor is so beautiful and alluring as to be nearly feminine (think Asian Alain Delon), while the lead actress possesses few words but enough gravity to help ground the proceedings. Bravo--and then some--to everyone concerned.


(Average 7.54)
112 Votes
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