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Oldboy (2013)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Mystery  |  27 November 2013 (USA)
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Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for twenty years without reason.

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An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment. Written by FilmDistrict

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Ask not why you were imprisoned. Ask why you were set free.


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Rated R for strong brutal violence, disturbing images, some graphic sexuality and nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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In an interview given on November 2014, Josh Brolin expressed his dissatisfaction with the final result of the movie, specially comparing it with the powerful 2003 original version. See more »

Goofs

When Joe sneaks into Edwina Burke's (Evergreen Headmistress) home while she's talking to Marie, he pulls out a yearbook. He looks into the yearbook and the name says "Adrian Pryce". Then when the shot zooms in, it says "Adrian Doyle Pryce". When Joe and Marie return back to the motel, Marie takes a picture of the yearbook photo where it now returns back to just "Adrian Pryce". See more »

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Adrian: Heaven make me free of it. The rest is silence.
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Awful remake - another Asian gem destroyed by Hollywood
3 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It seems like destroying Asian masterpieces is Hollywood's latest obsessions if they're not whitewashing roles or putting out racist stereotypes.

Here are some of the more Asian stories that they have destroyed: Avatar: The Last Airbender Battle Royale (with the atrocious ripoff, the hunger games) Dragon Ball Evolution

This film is no different. They changed the story and it blew up in their face. Whatever tension you felt in the brilliant Korean original, you will miss in this iteration. It's just cliché after cliché with boring acting.

It's a terrible film that even their racist casting can't fix.

Serves you right, racist Hollywood. All your garbage remakes will fail just like they always have.

Side note: it's funny how racists love calling Asians "copy cats" yet look at who is copying Asian stories. Just saying....


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