Chunhyang Synopsis
A 13th-century nobleman (Seung Woo Cho) marries a woman (Hyo Jeong Yi) of lower class..
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A spectacular, engrossing, big-hearted film based on one of Korea's great national epics and made by that country's top filmmaker.
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
This astoundingly beautiful Korean production is poignant, original, and engrossing.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Chunhyang is a movie — and a heroine — for all times.
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88

Miami Herald

By Sara Wildberger
As magical as "The Wizard of Oz," the film leaves its spare setting and blooms into action in a colorful springtime world to tell the story...
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
It's sweeping yet intimate, stately yet impassioned, stylized yet immediate.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It's a good bet the average American moviegoer, however familiar with the rhythms of cinematic global culture, has never experienced such a...
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
All the backing-and-forthing between olden and modern days intensifies the emotional impact of a compelling story, and underlines the...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Chunhyang is an extravagantly beautiful movie that many viewers are going to love and others are not going to be able to sit still for....
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63

New York Post

Beautifully filmed, and the star-crossed lovers, both played by first-time actors, are a match made in art-film heaven. But I must admit,...
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A feast for the eyes. But not, alas, for the ears.
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CHUNHYANG ~ Ravishingly Romantic Epic

By lugubriousthespian
Korean film-makers these days certainly have a pulse not only on cutting-edge cinematic technique but also on a artistic style and panache! Lauded director Im Kwon Taek's CHUNHYANG is a sumptuous...

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