Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. Reviewed by: Bob Westal
    May look like an ironic, jet black comedy -- and it succeeds brilliantly on that level -- but in it's sad and wistful heart, it's a completely sincere call for saving the Earth.
  2. 80
    The best film in the alien attack, conspiracy theory, "Silence of the Lambs" rip-off, disgraced-cop drama, deranged circus wirewalker, anti-capitalist parable genre I've seen this year.
  3. 75
    Director-writer Jang Jun-hwan starts things off with a bang and never looks back, pushing up the excitement periodically.
  4. Very inventive, but stay away if you can't stomach over-the-top violence.
  5. Will thrill those who prefer their violence graphic and their comedy surreal.
  6. Certainly a bizarre kind of virtuoso filmmaking, but it does not feel precocious or burdened with too many ideas.
  7. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    Though certainly not to everyone's tastes, this looney-tunes pic about a deranged serial killer who thinks he's helping Earth by killing off supposed aliens works on a variety of levels, from gruesome slapstick comedy through social critique to genuinely chilling Grand Guignol.
  8. 70
    Mad conspiracy rules in Korean writer-director Jang Jun-hwan's snazzy, playful, some-what gory, often hilarious, and generally unpredictable first feature.
  9. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    Ferociously entertaining.
  10. All the furiousness doesn't really add up to anything, but there is grungy fun to be had in gizmo-laden art direction and the increasingly bizarre battle of wits of the weirdly warped South Korean sci-fi black comedy.
  11. At once a sick comedy, a bile-raising thriller and a genre pastiche, Save the Green Planet is a welter of conflicting tones, dissonant moods and warring intentions.
  12. 60
    Has a free-ranging mood, mixing tragedy and comedy irregularly, but Jeong's film is equally free with genre, and entertains its audience openly before pouring on the astringent.
  13. Exists as a freaked-out drama rather than a parody.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. JoeH.
    Dec 4, 2007
    one more amazing Korean film, touching on all sorts of ideas, brilliantly organized, both visually, aurally and thematically. the director is one more amazing Korean film, touching on all sorts of ideas, brilliantly organized, both visually, aurally and thematically. the director is focused on his love for genre, pathos, every movie he has ever seen, and an obsessive yen for Kubrick. While we will see amazing homages to 2001, we are taken back to Killer's Kiss, all sorts of wild sci fi films, the wizard of oz, and it's mixed together with a speed freak anti-hero whose obsession for the truth will pull the audience through a world that makes Saw look like a 50's Donna Reed sit com. I can't wait to see what jang joon-hawn has on the griddle for his second film. Full Review »
  2. NJStixx
    Apr 7, 2006
    Extremely well done.
  3. PeteF.
    Oct 2, 2005
    Awesome, funny and moving.