Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Quiet, mysterious, sometimes violent, ultimately close to sublime.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Despite its cargo of meaning, 3-Iron feels marvelously weightless, like the lovers as they stand on a scale that the hero has fixed.
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By James Berardinelli
This enigmatic and in some ways maddening motion picture has the power to haunt every viewer it reaches.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Dreamlike and the slightest bit precious, the film is a beautiful, over-cultivated hothouse flower.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
The sooner you let yourself go with Kim's flow, the more likely you are to come away satisfied. Think of it as South Korea's answer to "Memento," just don't think too hard.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Kim's wittiest effort to date, with a wordless performance by Jae Hee that recalls Keaton and Chaplin.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
3-Iron is like a Raymond Carver story that slowly, inexorably takes on the dimensions of a ghostly fairy tale.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Beguilingly odd.
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The Hollywood Reporter

The result is slightly less interesting and less appealing even as arthouse fare.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
There is a vengeance motif that is worked out in a way that is both emotionally satisfying and completely unbelievable.
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72 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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