Oldeuboi or oldboy  must be the most famous Korean movie till date..I can say that, because I haven’t seen or  heard of any other..Even as the movie nerd among my friends, when I was about to tell them about this  wonderful korean movie that i just watched..they had already seen it..fuck me..and even a remake has been done in hollywood with the same name..i haven’t got a glimpse of it yet..but i am sure it can’t get any near to this korean classic..

Oldeuboi is such a sensation and cult for a reason…a reason that is solid..it  evinces the most extreme human emotions..emotions like we have never seen or experienced… and everything supported by one of the most  spinechilling revenge stories ever told..a master craft  with perfect frames..most scenes in the film can be horrifying…but it feels so real..or you wanna believe its real..Oh Dae-Su(Choi Min-sik) is our man..a man kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years of his life in a room in absolute solitary, as a revenge for something he had done sometime…he can’t remember..then he gets released onto a rooftop…he is totally clueless about anything..he doesn’t even recall his name..now, how bad is that?..but he badly needs to find out the answers to all the questions..he acts totally crazy..downright insane..and his face mirrors the  weirdest of emotions..The film reveals itself  to different depths as each frame progresses…it’s disturbing….and most people would find a  hard time  to admit the film, for the brave content it displays…it has the weirdest of the scenes….bloody and violent…human emotions in its raw form..

As I said this film displays the most extreme human emotions…And that’s why Choi Min-sik deserves a standing ovation..the expressions that came and went through his face…its mind blowing..what a brilliant performer… i think it  takes a very talented actor to convey these kind of emotions, that’s just merely written on the script..hats off dude..and I hope to watch more of your works..

Weak hearts can keep a distance..and to others who still haven’t watched  “must watch mates”

My Rating :9.5/10


36 thoughts on “Oldeuboi(2003)

  1. I just recently watched both the original Oldboy and the 2013 remake for my summer movie list and I enjoyed both of the films, but the original is better. The 2013 version wasn’t bad and I liked the ending to it more. I’ve been trying to get my friends to watch this movie ever since.

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    1. thanks mate…’m actually looking forward to watch the remake…and please keep supporting 🙂


  2. This is so timely. I’m in this Korean movie phase and am looking for more Korean movies to watch. Last week, I finished As One and Il Mare ( there’s an English remake: The Lakehouse ). Last month, Miracle in Cell No. 7 made me cry.

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    1. good to know that….i recommend “memories of murder(2003)..its a good one…give it a try 🙂


  3. A great blog post! I’ve never watched Oldeuboi before, but I think I will after your 9.5 / 10 rating!

    I think I’ll watch the original, as Hollywood always tries to recreate classic films, which never really captures the essence of the film in the same way, most of the time!

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    1. yes you are right..thanks 🙂


  4. I have never seen this movie before. It sounds very cool and a fun movie to watch.

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  5. I have not seen Oldeuboi before but I may after this rating. Thanks!

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    1. thanks 🙂 i hope you’ll like it..


  6. Well I can tell you, I have never seen it. My hubby loves Korean films, I am sure he has already seen it!

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    1. you should watch it too..you’ll love it..thanks 🙂


  7. I have never heard of this film before. I think i am going to check it out.

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  8. Wow, it does sound intense. I may have to add this to my Netflix or HuluPlus que if its available.

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    1. good to hear that..thanks 🙂


  9. I haven’t ever heard of this movie. It seems like something I would enjoy. I’m going to have to check it out.

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  10. I saw this one and it’s quite disturbing especially with the ending. It has a nice plot and story and well portrayed characters.

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  11. I have that movie in my Netflix queue right now. My son has watched it and he told me it was excellent, so now that’s two people saying so!

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  12. Chrissy Mazzocchi August 6, 2014 — 3:07 am

    I have never seen this but it looks like a movie my Husband would enjoy. Thanks!

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  13. jonathanmcmullen August 6, 2014 — 4:04 am

    My sister loves Korean culture. I’ll be sure to mention this movie to her.

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  14. You gave this such a high rating. Sounds very cultural and interesting.

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  15. With rating that high, I am much convinced to watch the movie myself. I’ll ask my sister later to download this right away for Friday’s movie night! 🙂

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  16. I haven’t seen this movie but this looks like this is a great movie,, Will try to download this as well.

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  17. Wow, thanks for the in depth review. I’ve heard awesome things about Korean movies

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  18. I have never seen this film, and do not watch a lot of Korean films, but I think I will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. I’ve never heard of it before. It sure sounds like an interesting one to add to the list.

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  20. I’ve never watched a Korean movie before. This one sounds so compelling I’ll have to watch it!

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  21. That sounds like an incredible movie! I’ll have to see if I can rent it!

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  22. I have never heard of the movie but it sounds interesting. I will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. I still haven’t watch it yet. I watch a LOT of Korean dramas and they will sometimes make references to this movie. It is indeed very popular!

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  24. I haven’t seen this. Sounds interesting.

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  25. I am a movie buff…. Thanks for recommending Oldeuboi, definitely going to watch this

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  26. I never watched any korean movies before, but I’m thinking to give Oldeuboi a try. Thanks for sharing!

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