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"Ask not why you were imprisoned. Ask why you were set free."
  • R
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 48 min
  • 5.8  (80,817)
  • 49

"Oldboy" is a 2013 American thriller film, which is a remake of a South Korean film of the same name, directed by Chan-wook Park. The movie stars Josh Brolin as Joe Doucett, Elizabeth Olsen as Marie Sebastian, Samuel L. Jackson as Chaney, Sharlto Copley as Adrian Doyle Pryce, and Michael Imperioli as Chucky. The plot of the movie revolves around Joe Doucett, a man who is mysteriously imprisoned in a small hotel room for 20 years. During his captivity, he has no idea why he is being held captive or who his captors are. He spends his time drinking heavily, attempting to escape or finding out what he can about his captors.

One day, Joe is suddenly released, and he finds himself in the middle of a vast plot that includes a mystery woman named Marie, who helps him acclimate to life outside of prison, and a mysterious man named Chaney, who seems to be pulling the strings behind the scenes.

The film is a tense and thrilling exploration of the human psyche, as Joe struggles to come to terms with the horrors of his imprisonment and the knowledge that his captors could be anyone.

The movie is directed by Spike Lee, who brings his own unique style to the story. Lee's direction is moody and atmospheric, making great use of the claustrophobic, tense settings. The performances of the actors are also noteworthy. Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Olsen both deliver powerful and emotionally engaging performances, while Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley, and Michael Imperioli all make memorable appearances.

The movie is visually stunning, with striking cinematography and an excellent use of color and light. The set design is also noteworthy, with the hotel room where Joe is held captive becoming a character in and of itself. The film is not without its flaws, however. Some of the plot twists may feel a bit forced, and there are moments where the movie feels a bit too self-consciously "artsy."

Overall, "Oldboy" is an engaging and challenging thriller that is sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. The film explores complex themes such as revenge, betrayal, and redemption in a thoughtful and compelling way. Despite its flaws, "Oldboy" is a film that deserves to be seen and appreciated by anyone who loves good cinema.

Oldboy is a 2013 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 48 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8 and a MetaScore of 49.

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