Bad Guy (2001) - Drama

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One man's attempt to fill humane loneliness. But love is not for "scumbags".

IMDB: 6.8
Director: Ki-duk Kim
Stars: Jae-Hyun Cho, Won Seo
Length: 100 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 10 out of 58 found boring (17.24%)

One-line Reviews (40)

The very end seemed a bit contrived.

The ending somewhat questionable in terms of the lack of character transition, does provide some fascinating questions regarding loyalty, Stockholm syndrome and such.

It's a pointless exercise at art-film without the necessary characters, acting, dialogue, or plot that a good film requires.

The ending took a couple of twists and turns and ended up in a totally unexpected place.

Fascinating and moving .

Still, it has a rawness to it, which some viewers- like this one- might occasionally find tedious.

Whether or not the viewer is willing to accept these illogical flights of fancy is purely a matter of taste, but personally i find his work fascinating solely because it is so stubbornly idiosyncratic and fueled by a remarkably pure sense of creative expression.

It all becomes tiresome to the extent that by the time the two confront each other we do not care if they will get together or destroy each other.

This is an extremely original story, well told, with fascinating characters that are extremely human...

Expect some unexpected scenes in this regard.

Did the ending feel contrived to you.

This is a very entertaining film.

an exciting rush LOL..

One of the worst movies I've ever been forced to see .

Due to boredom one night and the encouragement of having watched a string of quite interesting though often unusual Korean films i found myself a fan of Korean entertainment.

The leads, especially the male lead, are intense.

Also, there is just too much emphasis placed on predictable fight scenes.

Like the earlier film, Bad Guy is a tale of obsession between lovers who exist on the edge of human relations, and features some disturbing scenes.

Watch out for its musical score which is simply stunning.

Confusing at times, largely visual and often unsettling, this yarn explores the strange bond between a victim and her antagonist.

You'll see what I mean should you choose to view this confusing piece of work.

Of course, the plot isn't very credible, and the drift into surrealism- that bit about the missing pieces of photos- merely adds to the moral confusion.

What I do know is that, according to this movie, if you want to excel at being some kind of silently tormented boring gangster, then you've got a lot of slapping ahead of you.

I also felt the ending was a bit anti-climactic, and certain parts of the film felt kind of dull and redundant.

Very few words, the few spoken in Korean so I do not even understand them, but this was compensated by the very intensive and expressive performance of the actors.

Slow slow slow .

How the girl gets into trouble, her boyfriend's convenient disappearance in the storyline, the haphazard escape resolution can be mostly ignored for the more intriguing and subtle harshness of the movie, the avoidance of graphic sexual content for more qualitative subtlety.

It's horrible because it has no point, no moral, no good characters, no good acting, no plot, no subtext, no context, and, most importantly, no logic.

I do not like the prostitution part, but you know you have to have some exciting rush in there!

However this all started to change in the contrived and unconvincing way in which she was coerced into prostitution.

BAD GUY is a slow moving film in which building scenes of simmering tension are shattered by bursts of sudden, harsh violence.

AND SPRING and THE ISLE, and it's just as engrossing and thought-provoking as those previous films.

Then, at the end, nothing happens.

But it was worth the watch.

I feel this is an absorbing movie and is definitely worth a watch for those who have just under two hours to use.

) The overall impression however is of quite an achievement, and one which is perhaps more mature about the unpredictable nature of love and attraction than the director has been earlier.

With a suspenseful mood and tone of the film-Bad Guy shows us how brilliant Korean thrillers can be.

Starting out the characters intrigued me, but then it started to become repetitive.

In fact Bad Guy is full of moments of tenderness, aided greatly by the plaintive melody of the score and the intense chemistry between the two leads.

I don't even want to tell you the story, just watch it yourself, very entertaining.