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  • Summary: After a scandalous incident, Han Gong-Ju is forced to change schools. Uncared for by her parents, her former teacher takes her to his mother's place. As an investigation continues back in Han Gong-Ju's hometown, she tries to acclimate to her new surroundings. Can Han Gong-Ju escape from her past?
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Clarence Tsui
    Jul 3, 2014
    80
    An impressive debut driven by a timeline-blurring narrative and nuanced performances.
  2. Reviewed by: Danny King
    Jul 3, 2014
    80
    The cumulative impact of the delayed story revelations and Chun's startling vulnerability is both an elegant gut-punch and a furious indictment of a society that treats its victims with inexcusable aggression and hostility.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Jul 3, 2014
    70
    Swiveling from past to present and back again, the writer and director, Lee Su-jin, drops ominous clues — a bruised boy; a mysterious infection — that only slowly coalesce into a larger tragedy.
  4. Reviewed by: Jay Weissberg
    Jul 3, 2014
    50
    For some time, the pic holds interest while constantly frustrating curiosity with the way it parses out information, but soon after the midway point the game becomes tedious, and attention slackens considerably even as Gong-ju’s ordeal becomes clear.