75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Suspenseful and psychologically rich.
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70

The New York Times

By Dana Stevens
This warm, sorrowful film plays like a downbeat variation on an old World War II picture from Hollywood.
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70

The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
The new English track is predictably clumsy, but the story and images overcome it.
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
A blockbuster hit in Korea, Park's feature debut is a beguiling mix of the generic and the unfamiliar, and it ends on a shot that's nothing short of heartbreaking.
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50

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Scenes of the probe are less successful. They feel contrived, and actress Lee Yeong-ae is not especially effective as Major Jang.
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50

Variety

By Derek Elley
Despite its merits, is neither an art movie nor an out-and-out, propulsive actioner like "Shiri."
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40

Village Voice

Politically, psychologically, and aesthetically schizophrenic.
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58 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.