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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 34
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 34
  3. Negative: 3 out of 34
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  1. Dec 17, 2011
    0
    Boring, lacking anything that could intrigue or engage me. Stopped it mid-way. Unclear how this movie was rated positively by twenty five people.
  2. Dec 3, 2011
    0
    just terrible, terrible,terrible,terrible,terrible,terrible,terrible,terrible,terrible,terrible,terrible,terrible,terrible,just terrible,just terrible, terrible,terrible,terrible,terrible,terrible,terrible,terrible,terrible,terrible,terrible,terrible,terrible,just terrible
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89

Universal acclaim - based on 19 Critics

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  1. Reviewed by: Liam Lacey
    Sep 29, 2011
    75
    Yun, a veteran Korean actress, gives a splendidly layered performance.
  2. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    May 19, 2011
    90
    Yun's performance is genuinely beautiful, a haunting expression of life, of its disappointments and its possibilities, rendered in a way that befits the title.
  3. Reviewed by: Kenneth Turan
    May 5, 2011
    100
    Daring in the ways only quiet, unhurried but finally haunting films have the courage to be. A character study of remarkable subtlety joined to a carefully worked-out plot that fearlessly explores big issues like beauty, truth and mortality, it marks the further emergence of Korean writer-director Lee Chang-dong.