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

Universal acclaim- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Mar 29, 2012
    Simply 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 »