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Oldboy, 2013.

Directed by Spike Lee.

Starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley, Michael Imperioli and Pom Klementieff.

Synopsis:

Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for 20 years without reason.

Forget comparisons with Park Chan-wook’s cult favourite of the same name from 2003, and the questions around why remake it; let’s judge Spike Lee’s version of Oldboy on its own merits. It’s a different cast, a different setting, and aimed at a different audience; but the lasting impression of Lee’s film is just how dreadfully dull and routine it ends up becoming, after a promising start.

The first act is solid as we meet Joe Doucett (Josh Brolin), an all round screw up who is kidnapped in 1993 and locked in a room for two decades, forced to eat the same few takeaway »

- Gary Collinson

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