• Released
  • November 27, 2013
  • R , 1 hr 58 min
  • Suspense/Thriller
  • 351 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Locked up for 20 years without explanation, a man sets out in pursuit of his captor to discover the shocking truth.

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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
In the end, the most impressive performance may be Spike Lee's. He uses skill without gimmickry, flash without fuss, to tap the mesmerizing...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Lee’s is more of a hard-edged, hammer-and-nail noir than Park’s existential horror, and it’s far less concerned with the internal state of...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Bruce Ingram
It’s generally a respectful homage that has every bit as much stylishness and visual flair.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Oldboy is an immersion into pure twistedness. The purity of its twistedness is its saving grace.
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By Matt Zoller Seitz
This American version of Park Chan-Wook's Korean thriller is Lee's most exciting movie since "Inside Man" — not a masterpiece by any...
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Arizona Republic

By Kerry Lengel
Surprisingly, the movie doesn’t bear much of the stylistic stamp we’ve come to expect of Lee, who’s in his generic journeyman mode here....
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Leave it to Spike Lee to deliver one of the strangest, most off-putting movies for the Thanksgiving holiday.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
While Lee leaves some of Park's more memorable outrages behind, he and screenwriter Mark Protosevich find one or two ways to up the...
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Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Weaknesses from the original remain, including a mustache-twirling villain straight out of a Bond film (Sharlto Copley) and a Freudian...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Graphically gruesome when it means to be a provocative look at vengeance.
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The most fucked up movie i've ever seen.

By soccerjeremy12

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Rated R | For Strong brutal violence, disturbing images, some graphic sexuality and nudity, and language.