Tom Russo
January 12, 2007 AT 05:00 AM EST

A man locked away for a decade goes hunting for answers — and revenge — in the Japanese manga that inspired Chan-wook Park’s screen adaptation.

For Fans of…
A History of Violence‘s case-study leap from modest graphic novel to fully realized vengeance flick.

Does It Deliver?
Yes and no — the book’s ripped hero looks far readier to rumble than actor Choi Min-sik, but not as stir-fried.

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