Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. Quiet, mysterious, sometimes violent, ultimately close to sublime.
  2. Alternately witty, caustic, tender and endlessly imaginative and unpredictable.
  3. Despite its cargo of meaning, 3-Iron feels marvelously weightless, like the lovers as they stand on a scale that the hero has fixed.
  4. The insinuating quality of 3-Iron is irresistible.
  5. 88
    This enigmatic and in some ways maddening motion picture has the power to haunt every viewer it reaches.
  6. 83
    Creates a thoroughly curious combination of tension and eroticism.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. M.Daye
    Feb 4, 2006
    10
    Though it may discard prolix dialogue in favour of visuals, it is almost impossible to find yourself not moved in the slightest by the end.
  2. Mar 29, 2012
    9
    Simply brilliant script great. Spectacular sound track, in short, a masterpiece of South Korean cinema. I recommend all the films of KimSimply brilliant script great. Spectacular sound track, in short, a masterpiece of South Korean cinema. I recommend all the films of Kim Ki-duk, especially ''Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ... and Spring'' (2003) Full Review »
  3. DeniseB.
    Feb 17, 2007
    1
    The premise was good so I watched it and was keenly dissapointed. It was slow with very little dialouge.