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Atmospheric But Routine

Author: NIXFLIX-DOT-COM from
29 August 2003

TELL ME SOMETHING is one of the few South Korean films to take a stab at the serial killer genre. The Japanese have been doing it for a while, but the Koreans haven't seemed particularly interested in the genre. TELL ME SOMETHING works in that it's incredibly atmospheric, with visuals that matches even Finch's SEVEN, the new benchmark for serial killer movies post SILENCE OF THE LAMBS.

The one thing that sinks TELL ME SOMETHING is that it is rather routine, and more than once it falls into the same cliches that suffocates teen slasher films, in that characters act incredibly stupid and without reason. Also, the movie's mystery is a bit convoluted, and the ending seems almost irrelevant after all that's happened.

It's a good movie, with some very nice things to look at. The constantly falling rain will remind most people of SEVEN, and why not? TELL ME SOMETHING is basically a rehash of every American serial killer made in the '90s. Just because it's Korean doesn't make it anymore original, unfortunately.

6 out of 10

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Rather grisly South Korean shocker.

Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland
22 December 2004

"Tell Me Something" was a big hit in South Korea and it's not a big surprise for me.Lieutant Cho,while under investigation for corruption,is suddenly thrust into a higher priority serial killer case.A mysterious killer is leaving garbage bags full off dismembered corpses around Seoul.With the amputated arms and legs mismatched,the victims are nearly impossible to identify.Some of the body parts found are soon linked to a beautiful woman played by Shim Eun-ha."Tell Me Something" is a grisly and eerily dark thriller heavily influenced by Italian giallos of the 1970's.The film features a deranged killer,a captivating mystery with plenty of red herrings and even a piece of art that figures prominently in the climax.It's stylish and offers a few very gruesome death scenes.The gore effects are fairly convincing and the film is filled with darkness and creeping dread.So if you are a fan of Italian giallos or disturbing Asian horror give this masterpiece a look.Highly recommended.

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Korean Giallo

Author: etale ( from Lawrence, KS
11 August 2003

Just saw this film last night on Sundance and one thing that struck me about this film was the similarity to the works of Dario Argento, even down to the gloved hands of the murderer (albeit white gloves, instead of the black ones in Argento's films), did the director use his hands like Argento does as well? Still one good, if a bit gory, suspense film. I was surprised by the ending and if it is going to be remade in the west, I hope they can get Argento to do it.

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