MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 41,334 this week

Oh! Brothers (2003)

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 105 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 2 critic

The story of two brothers, the younger one of whom has a rare disease which causes his body to age rapidly while his mind is still in a pre-teen state.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Emmy Awards 2014

We have the winners, photos and more in our 2014 Emmys section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 1609 titles
created 04 Oct 2012
 
a list of 75 titles
created 07 Aug 2013
 
a list of 692 titles
created 07 Aug 2013
 
a list of 1395 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 119 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Oh! Brothers" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Oh! Brothers (2003)

Oh! Brothers (2003) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Oh! Brothers.
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Oh Sang-su
Beom-su Lee ...
Oh Bong-gu
Mun-shik Lee ...
Jeong
Seung-su Ryu ...
Heo Ki-tae
Yong-jin Ryu ...
Mr. Park
Won-jong Lee ...
Mr. Hong
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Su-Jeong Eom
Seok-hoo Lee
Seong Lee
In-yeong Yu
Edit

Storyline

The story of two brothers, the younger one of whom has a rare disease which causes his body to age rapidly while his mind is still in a pre-teen state.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 September 2003 (South Korea)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Warm cinematography and an inviting production design ultimately servicing a thoroughly constructed central relationship
1 September 2004 | by (Sarnia, Ontario) – See all my reviews

OH! BROTHERS (2003) Directed by Kim Yong-hwa. The number 6 box office charter of 2003, this is an odd, needlessly complicated tale of a debt collector/blackmail photographer/missing person finder Sang Woo (Lee Jung-jae) learning upon his father's death that he has a half-brother - mentally deficient man-child Bong-ku (Lee Beom-su) - whose mother, if he can find her, will be legally forced to absolve him of his father's hefty debt. Not surprisingly, Sang-woo discovers Bong-ku's creepy affectations and appearance (at one point he's dressed up like the killer doll Chucky in a dream sequence), make him the ideal 'muscle' to have on the job, particularly when a sleazy cop forces Sang-woo to get staged adultery photos of the police superintendent in order to expand the jurisdiction of his extortion program.

There's also a subplot that sees the pair trying to unite a deaf woman, at the behest of her estranged sister, with their dying father and which mirrors much of the boys situation and allows for plenty of tears. Lee Beom-su's performance as Bong-ku, written as the comedic centerpiece of the film, is largely played as a grown man who ACTS like a precocious ass rather than a grown man with a mental age of 12, thus undermining much of the pathos the filmmakers try to wring from his relationship with Sang-woo.

Technical production is superb, with warm cinematography and an inviting production design ultimately servicing a thoroughly constructed central relationship that seems designed to feature as many piano-backed scenes of teary catharsis between sensitive new age Korean males. Moderate, but occasionally serious head slapping rates this a 4 on the Korean Cranial Abuse Scale. The overall movie rates a 4 as well.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Oh! Brothers (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?