• Released
  • October 15, 2004
  • 2 hr 4 min
  • Drama
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Untold Scandal Synopsis
A noblewoman (Lee Mi-suk) challenges a man (Bae Yong-jun) to seduce a chaste widow.
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Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
A Frenchman may have thought of the story first, but this Korean film pays tribute to the original while perfectly standing on its own.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Of all the "Liaisons" adaptations, this may be the most sentimental.
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75

New York Daily News

Through a subplot dealing with Catholic missionaries, an underlying theme of Western encroachment on ancient Korean culture permeates this...
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The oft-told story of lust and deception isn't the reason to see Untold Scandal -- Rather, it's the look -- stunning costumes and art...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

Imaginative and properly wicked.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Pictorially sumptuous and sexually provocative.
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70

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The result is a beguiling mix of the familiar and the exotic, vivid proof that a good story can withstand endless variations without losing...
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60

Empire

By Kim Newman
Very 'talky', but the three lead females are excellent, as are the costumes and sets.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

Pallid acting and a general lack of spirit ultimately result in a bland costume drama.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Les Liaisons Dangereuses is such an elaborate and satisfying structure of deceit and salaciousness that every attempt I have seen to adapt...
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