Written by: Meh
I dont give movies a 10 out of 10 as a rule so I am giving oldboy a 9 out of 10 but its definitely very close to deserving a 10 out of 10. As a rule I am not a fan of asian horror films and this is the first subtitled asian horror film that has made it onto my list of must see horror thrillers.
Oldboy is easily one of the best foreign films ever made and quite frankly one of the best thrillers ever made period. It puts Quentin Tarantino to shame in its overall story and is one of the most twisted and intense films ever made. The story focuses on a man who is kidnapped, held hostage without reason and then released into society where he goes to exact his revenge.
Oldboy is not only a fantastic thriller but it is also a movie that offers alot of depth as well as some great action and intensity. If you do not like sub titled movies or as a rule do not have a thing for asian films I encourage you to watch Oldboy to see if it can change your mind and make you a fan of the genre. Before oldboy I was very jaded and never bothered with sub-titled movies at all and this film has made me a champion for the cause of foreign flicks. Great film, hard not to love an absolute MUST buy.