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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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Christian Bale, Colin Firth, and Clive Owen were offered the role of Adrian, but they declined. See more »

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When Marie googles Everygreen Academy, the top result is a link to an article about Edwina Burke from "The Sentinel". When Marie clicks on the link, the article opens in a page from "The Tribune" website. See more »

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Chaney: I swear, I don't know nothin'! I swear before God and eight motherfuckin' white people!
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Spike Lee should go back to making Race-Oriented Movies
15 December 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Just awful, plain awful... Hollywood's new abomination and a smear to Korean cinema. When the announcement first came out, I was infuriated. An American remake of yet another great Asian movie? C'mon... I built the courage to see it because my friends have never seen the original version, and their reaction, "ok... we're watching the Korean version, this sucks"

I can watch the Korean version over and over again, but THIS... hell naw

I voted one star instead of 0 because, I gotta give it to Josh Brolin for his solid acting, but I want to shoot the guy who wrote the dialogs.. it seemed pretty campy for this type of plot.

Having said all of that, Spike Lee should go back to making Race-Oriented Movies


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