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Oldboy

Oldboy

Ask not why you were imprisoned. Ask why you were set free.
  • This is my John the Baptist look ...

A remake of a critically superior Korean film, itself based on a manga comic. An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.


104 minutes, No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Violence)
Action, Detective/Mystery, Drama, Thriller.

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Credits
Cast
Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Imperioli, Pm Klementieff, James Ransone
Director
Spike Lee
ScreenplayMark Protosevich, from the manga comic by Garon Tsuchiya, Nobuaki Minegishi
MusicRoque Baños
CinematographySean Bobbitt
EditingBarry Alexander Brown
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2013
Produced byGood Universe, Vertigo Entertainment, 40 Acres & a Mule Filmworks, OB Productions

Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | CommonSenseMedia Report
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FPB Report (SA)
GenreAction, thriller
LanguageStrong and frequent
NudityModerate, sexual and non-sexual contexts, occasional
SexStrong, occasional, implied
ViolenceStrong, frequent, bloody, gory, graphic, frequent
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThemes are mature and complex and pretty confusing and disturbing.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)
Suggested age limitPositive messagesPositive role models
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ViolenceSexLanguage
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ConsumerismDrinking, drugs, smoking
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Cape Argus/The StarMunya Vomo quote icon 5
Die BurgerAmanda de Lange quote icon 1
Cape TimesJohn DeFore quote icon 10
International Media
Metacritic.com41 critics10
RottenTomatoes.com132 critics10
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer quote icon 8
Movie Review Query Engine (USA)MRQE critics quote icon 10
CommonSenseMedia (USA)Staff evaluation10
IMDB20190 Netizens quote icon 11
Average .. 42%8


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