I Saw the Devil ★★★½

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This review may contain spoilers.

Gotta get some jokes out of my system first:
*There are just so many goldarn serial killers in this town. What is this, K-Dexter?
*When Jang Kyung-chul rinsed his poopy hands without using soap all my sympathy for his character went down the drain.
*Nice allusion to Matthew 5:39--Turn the other cheek so you can jam an awl in there.

An unflinchingly excruciating movie, as it's meant to be. I alternated between thinking what a hollow exercise in sadism it was and how it might just be the only real revenge movie I've ever seen. To those of us expecting from our revenge film priming a moment of catharsis, of justice achieved, we get this instead: "You think you got to me? Fuck you...there's nothing you can get from me."

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