Oldboy

Ask not why you were imprisoned. Ask why you were set free.


Oldboy
A remake of a critically superior Korean film, itself based on a manga comic. An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.

104 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Violence).
Action, Detective/Mystery, Drama, Thriller.

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Credits

Cast
Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Imperioli, Pm Klementieff, James Ransone
Director
Spike Lee
ScreenplayMark Protosevich, from the manga comic by Garon Tsuchiya, Nobuaki Minegishi
MusicRoque Baños
CinematographySean Bobbitt
EditingBarry Alexander Brown
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2013
Produced byGood Universe, Vertigo Entertainment, 40 Acres & a Mule Filmworks, OB Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction, thriller
LanguageStrong and frequent
NudityModerate, sexual and non-sexual contexts, occasional
SexStrong, occasional, implied
ViolenceStrong, frequent, bloody, gory, graphic, frequent
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThemes are mature and complex and pretty confusing and disturbing.
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CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
18 +
Positive messages
0
Positive role models
0
Violence
5
Sex
5
Language
4
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
4

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Munya Vomo quote iconAction flick slow to kick in
5
Die Burger
Amanda de Lange quote iconGrusaam, maar ook vervelig
1
Cape Times
John DeFore quote iconUpping the taboo ante
10
Metacritic.com
41 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
132 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconSuitably grim and bloody yet disappointingly safe and shallow, Spike Lee's Oldboy remake neither surpasses the original nor adds anything new to its impressive legacy.
8
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
10
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation
10

What the People say

Internet
20190 Netizens quote iconYet another unnecessary remake.
11

Average .. 42%

8

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