Lot 47 Films | Release Date: December 29, 2000 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 24 Critics
Positive:
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Mixed:
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A spectacular, engrossing, big-hearted film based on one of Korea's great national epics and made by that country's top filmmaker.
88
It's sweeping yet intimate, stately yet impassioned, stylized yet immediate.
88
As magical as "The Wizard of Oz," the film leaves its spare setting and blooms into action in a colorful springtime world to tell the story of an epic romance lush with silken costumes, giggling courtesans, comic servants and rulers cruel and compassionate.
88
Chunhyang is a movie — and a heroine — for all times.
80
All the backing-and-forthing between olden and modern days intensifies the emotional impact of a compelling story, and underlines the enduring power of narrative itself.
70
Proudly wears its heart on its sleeve, but it never becomes so swoony that you'll reach for your hanky.
63
New York PostV. A. Musetto
Beautifully filmed, and the star-crossed lovers, both played by first-time actors, are a match made in art-film heaven. But I must admit, the pansori singer got on my nerves about halfway through.