88

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
A terrific but uncompromising film that's definitely not for everyone.
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88

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Director Kim Jee-woon's astonishing story of a serial killer who picks the wrong man's fiancée to murder, is so extreme and intense that it had to be trimmed down in its native country before it was released to theaters. We lucky westerners get to see it in all its hair-raising, stomach-churning glory, and that's a wonderful thing.
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80

Boxoffice Magazine

By Pam Grady
Plenty of people die in I Saw the Devil, but it is that first attack on Ju-yeon in the movie's opening minutes that reverberates through the epic 141-minute running time.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
You won't soon forget it -- if you have the guts to see it.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Somewhere in all the blood (sickening realism is a selling point), a question is posed: When does the one fighting a monster become a monster himself?
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63

Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
A thriller that makes you wish you knew how to scream "O.M.G." in Korean.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
A typical mixture of the artful and the repellent.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
But that ending is a whopper all the same: a heartless blast of tragedy, exploitation, amusement, and general flagrance.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
An artfully depraved piece of South Korean torture porn directed by Kim Ji-woon, is a skillful serial-killer thriller in keeping with the likes of "Saw."
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

On any number of levels, "Devil" is troublesome at best, offensive at worst.
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67 out of 100
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