I Saw the Devil (2011) Charismatic Korean star Choi Min-sik found international fame as a man bent on revenge in Park Chan-wook's Oldboy . In director Kim Jee-woon's wildly violent,… 2011-03-04 PT141M Drama Foreign Language Choi Min-Sik Magnet
Movie Review

I Saw the Devil (2011)

I Saw the Devil | SECRET AGENT Lee Byung-hun in I Saw The Devil
SECRET AGENT Lee Byung-hun in I Saw The Devil
EW's GRADE
B

Details Limited Release: Mar 04, 2011; Length: 141 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Foreign Language; Distributor: Magnet

Charismatic Korean star Choi Min-sik found international fame as a man bent on revenge in Park Chan-wook's Oldboy. In director Kim Jee-woon's wildly violent, genre-pushing vengeance pic (I Saw the Devil), Choi goes to town as the embodiment of murdering, torturing evil; Lee Byung-hun plays the equally mono-minded special agent seeking maniacal revenge for the death of his pregnant fiancée. Somewhere in all the blood (sickening realism is a selling point), a question is posed: When does the one fighting a monster become a monster himself? B

Originally posted Mar 02, 2011 Published in issue #1145 Mar 11, 2011 Order article reprints