I Saw the Devil

I Saw the Devil ★★★½

Revenge is sweet when you have a solid motivation to back you up.This sadistic film has a nice motive behind it,starts off well loses stream in the second half and finishes brilliantly in the third act.Opportunities knocks only once and the director instead of making it an even contest of cat and mouse between the two leads does not make use of the potential.Mind you this is a hard watch so have some vomit bags near by.Will doing such abhorrent acts retrieve your loved ones?.I don't think so.On the other hand was the killer a nihilist sadist or what was the reason behind his madness(not explained at all).It has a superb background score and beautiful camerawork.This is only for those who can't resist gorefests!