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  • Summary: Save the Green Planet is a tilt-a whirl genre-blender from Korea that turns film history against itself to create one of the most savage, affecting and inspired anti-violence movies ever made. This is a movie that defies all marketing labels and is exactly what it wants to be: like nothingSave the Green Planet is a tilt-a whirl genre-blender from Korea that turns film history against itself to create one of the most savage, affecting and inspired anti-violence movies ever made. This is a movie that defies all marketing labels and is exactly what it wants to be: like nothing you've ever seen before. (Koch Lorber Films) Collapse
  • Director: Joon-Hwan Jang
  • Genre(s): Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Comedy
  • Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 118 min
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Bob Westal
    90
    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. Very inventive, but stay away if you can't stomach over-the-top violence.
  4. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    70
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    Ferociously entertaining.
  6. 70
    Mad conspiracy rules in Korean writer-director Jang Jun-hwan's snazzy, playful, some-what gory, often hilarious, and generally unpredictable first feature.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. PeteF.
    Oct 2, 2005
    10
    Awesome, funny and moving.
  2. NJStixx
    Apr 7, 2006
    9
    Extremely well done.
  3. JoeH.
    Dec 4, 2007
    9
    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. Expand

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