I Saw the Devil (Akmareul boattda) Movie Reviews

I Saw the Devil (Akmareul boattda)

I Saw the Devil (Akmareul boattda)

Release Date: Jan 21, 2011

Genre: Suspense/Thriller

Rating: (NR)

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  • 4
    This is a horror/thriller movie that was directed by Kim Jee-woon and stars Lee Byung-hyun and Choi Min-sik. The film is very powerful and frightening and it is definitely not meant for the audience who does not like violence because the movie is full of blood, torture and really gruesome scenes. The acting in the film is very good and the actors portray human emotions wonderfully(even when the film is at its most chaotic). The music in the film represented the overall mood perfectly and I really enjoyed it. Overall, I really liked this film and I usually do not like the movies with that much violence, but this film was not only about that and it impressed me.
  • 4
    This is by far the goriest movie I have ever seen. The movie is about a character, Dae-hoon, who is a special agent seeking revenge. The movie was directed by a South Korean man named Kim Jee-woon. There is just over the top violence in this film, I would almost compare it to the Saw movies. The main theme of this movie is revenge, and there sure is a lot of it. The way the movie was shot is really weird. I really enjoyed it though. A lot of the movie was unexpected and the storyline was very quick. I was kept guessing most of the movie, but I also was a little confused throughout the film. It was a little bit difficult to follow what was going on. Between the gory violence and revenge themes, I did very much enjoy this movie.
  • 3
    I wish i was warned about this film before i saw it in the theater. My boyfriend thought it would be fun to see this movie and I went along with it. Basically, I spent most of the movie with my eyes closed in horror. It is definitely the most gruesome, violent and blood-filled film I have ever seen. If you like those types of movies, you will absolutely love this film but if you are like me and prefer less violence and blood, you will hate it. I felt sick after seeing this film and I wish I could delete some of the things I saw in this film. Overall, if you are a fan of gory films, this movie is your dream come true, if you are not, I promise you will be very sorry if you ignore this review and decide to see it.
  • 5
    This is a revenge drama that is directed by Jee-woon Kim. I absolutely loved this film and I highly recommend seeing it in the theaters. No one really wins in this film but everyone looses. This film is not only very well made technically and awesome visually but it also has a great storyline that explores the depth of human nature. By the end of the film there is no good guy or bad guy, the two characters become equally evil. There are some really awesome action and fight scenes and the movie does not lack blood and some pretty gruesome scenes. I do not recommend taking a girl to this film because she will not be able to watch it. I think this is one of the best revenge films i have seen.
  • 2
    I can not even describe how gory and disgusting this film was. I was not able to watch most of the scenes and it made me sick to my stomach. if you like that kind of movies, I suggest you run to the theater now and see it, if you prefer less blood and more story kind of movies, stay home. This film was absolutely insane and i truly believe that I have never seen anything like this and i never want to again. I have never seen that much violence concentrated in a movie, I felt so icky after I left the theater. However, my friend who loves gory movies thought that it was awesome and totally ate it up. This film is definitely not my cup of tea and i absolutely hated it. I recommend it to the people who love bloody and extremely violent films.
  • 2
    I absolutely did not like this movie. I Saw The Devil is a gruesome horror film that is more disgusting than any other movie I have ever seen. The director did not leave anything to the imagination. To be honest, I probably only saw about one quarter of this movie because for the other three quarters I was closing my eyes. I seriously could not stand watching the grotesqueness that was I Saw The Devil. At the same time, I could see this film becoming a cult classic. The reason I say that is because I’m sure if I had a stronger stomach, I would have enjoyed the film. For the parts that I did see, the movie really seemed to follow a cat and mouse storyline. The movie is about a secret service agent who’s wife is gruesomely murdered (of course) by a psychopathic killer. The movies plot line falls deeper and deeper into madness as the movie becomes more and more gory. For people who love horror movies, this is for you otherwise stay away.
  • 4
    This is the most gruesome and disgusting film I have ever seen. I Saw The Devil, directed by Ji-woon Kim, is a horror movie with epic violence. The intensity of this film can be compared to Silence of the Lambs, except infinitely more violent. The director did not hold back what so ever. At the same time the story is great and kept me interested in the film. At times I had to look away because I just did not want to see the goriness that the director was throwing at me every second of the film. Anyone with a weak stomach should not see this film. Some people think that if a director focuses too much on freaking the audience out with violence, they lose quality. This is without a doubt not true for I Saw The Devil. The movie was put together so well and I did not lose interest the entire 2 hours. I would suggest this film to anyone over 18 who will also be able to handle the intense amount of violence.
  • 4
    Wow. That is the first thing I have to say about this movie. I Saw the Devil is a foreign mystery, suspense, thriller film. This has to be the most gruesome movie I have ever seen. I have seen almost all of the Saw films and they are extremely gruesome but not as much so as I Saw The Devil. If you are the type of person who gets sick seeing horrible things like cutting off limbs, blood everywhere and the similar, I would highly suggest not seeing this movie. The good thing about the film is that even though it is so disturbing at times, the violence is never without a reason. Most of the violence is also directed towards women, which may seem gender biased to some but I did not think so. If you can let yourself get passed the violence, this is a well authored and driven film. The storyline is very interesting and is not lost among the intensity of the film. I love horror movies and this is definitely one of my favorites.
  • 5
    So this movie was totally awesome. It was the most gruesome, gory and blood filled films I have seen in a while and I loved it. I am not ashamed to say that I enjoy movies like that and I am definitely buying a DVD when it comes out. My girlfriend absolutely hated this movie and wanted to leave almost after every scene, and I do have to admit that it is hard to watch at times and even I had a hard time watching some of the scenes. In the end it is hard to say who is a good guy because the main character Dae-hoon becomes super evil and deranged. Director Kim Jee-Woon is definitely a master in creating suspense and he is masterful in creating a good horror scene. I was on the edge of the seat throughout the whole movie till the very end. Awesome film, run and see it if you like this type of movies.
  • 2
    I was so shocked and disgusted after seeing this movie. I have never seen so much violence, blood and just pure evil in a film. It was hard to watch it and I wanted to leave couple of times. I guess I am just not a fan of gruesome movies like I Saw the Devil. It is a story about a cop who seeks revenge after his pregnant wife is killed by a serial killer. The cop eventually becomes the devil himself while he engages in a journey full of blood, and unnecessary violence in order to punish the serial killer. I do not know if it was possible to make a more violent and gory film than this one. If you like crazy serial killer movies, you will definitely like this film. Visually it gives you all the gruesome details and as much blood as you can handle. i am definitely not a fan of these kind of movies and I literally felt sick throughout the film. My review is very biased, so go and see this film for yourself and let me know what you think of it.

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