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Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 38
  2. Negative: 1 out of 38

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  1. Aug 3, 2011
    Another vampire flick that takes the mythology seriously since Let The Right One In and it works. It's similar to Twilight but more gruesome and has a sad ending. Being infected with an incurable disease and force to drink blood is an interesting concept. Park Chan-Wook is not only delivers a good story and well-developed characters, it's an ingenious alternate to New Moon.
  2. May 2, 2011
    Chan-Wook Park.
    Need I say more?
    The guy is brilliant in suspense and toying with it. This is more of a date movie compared to his other films though. But even so, he put a great twist on the Vampire concept. This Twilight craze is getting out of hand, and Park shows you can still have romance in with such a back story, yet still make it horrifying. Not jump out of my seat kind of
    frightening, but calm, intimate, and spine-chilling. Awesome movie. Never regretted paying 5 bucks to rent it. Expand
  3. Jun 25, 2014
    Ultimately not a supernatural vampire movie, but a movie about very human themes such as morality and temptation. Well made on so many levels: I loved it.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Nick Antosca
    A terrific film. Loosely based on Emile Zola's novel "Therese Raquin."
  2. Reviewed by: Maggie Lee
    Stunning production quality and the story's extremity should arouse interest beyond the specialty Asian market.
  3. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    An overlong stygian comedy that badly needs a transfusion of genuine inspiration.