A Tale of Two Sisters

Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19

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Critic Reviews

  1. Either way, Kim's rather clumsily acted film remains monstrously effective ookiness, with crepuscular cinematography (by the Hollywood-destined Kim Byeong-il) that suggests a nightmare endured from inside a suffocating velvet pillowcase.
  2. In a subversion of the usual horror-movie rhythm, the central secret is revealed about halfway through.
  3. Although A Tale of Two Sisters has some excellent suspense sequences, it falters badly during the dramatic parts.
  4. 60
    Kim weaves these clich├ęs into effectively nerve-wracking setpieces, though between the jumps, A Tale Of Two Sisters becomes mired in ponderous melodrama.
  5. the director works way too hard to cover his tracks, and the resolution is a disappointment - if you get it at all.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. Dec 29, 2014
    2
    This film is boring, dull and not scary and has a confusing plot. This is not a good horror film, and is in fact, in my opinion, very bad. ItThis film is boring, dull and not scary and has a confusing plot. This is not a good horror film, and is in fact, in my opinion, very bad. It has too little use of sound effects.I do not understand what's so good about this movie. Full Review »
  2. Jun 1, 2012
    10
    I loved everything about this movie. It's one of those movies that will confuse you by the end but after you go back and watch it againI loved everything about this movie. It's one of those movies that will confuse you by the end but after you go back and watch it again things start to make sense. It seems to be marketed as a horror movie but I would say it's more of a drama with some horror elements. Touching story, great cinematography, as well as a great musical score. I can't recommend this movie enough. Full Review »
  3. May 29, 2011
    5
    The film risks a typical basic structure of the drama (the initial time to engage with the characters, and then walk the last of the story, asThe film risks a typical basic structure of the drama (the initial time to engage with the characters, and then walk the last of the story, as with the audience caring about what they are seeing). But the result was a flop, since all the first time in connection with the characters is undermined by horror without rhythm and just sprinkled in are mostly long shots, trying to build an atmosphere of tension, however end up leading to frustration. though the picture is beautiful, there are small moments of glory and the eruption of information at the end of the film quench doubts, the final feeling isn't as above average. Full Review »