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  • R
  • 1h 44m
  • 2013
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Oldboy follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement without any indication of his captor's motive. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment. His quest for revenge leads him into an ill-fated relationship with a young social worker (Elizabeth Olsen) and ultimately to an illusive man (Sharlto Copley) who allegedly holds the key to his salvation.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Suitably grim and bloody yet disappointingly safe and shallow, Spike Lee's Oldboy remake neither surpasses the original nor adds anything new to its impressive legacy.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Great but extremely brutal, vicious revenge story.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Oldboy is a classic but brutally violent movie from South Korea, and a beloved cult favorite among fans of genre movies. It contains a whopper of an ending, and it's difficult to discuss the movie without giving anything away, but it contains extremely mature sexual themes, a sustained sex scene, and some nudity (female breasts and bottom, male bottom). Woman are somewhat victimized in subtle ways: one is tied up, there's a quick, attempted rape, etc. Several strong, vicious fight scenes involve martial arts, blunt objects (a hammer), and lots of blood. Characters die. Some shooting is involved, plus arguing, struggling, characters kidnapped and trapped. Language (in English subtitles) is extremely strong, with uses of "f--k," "s--t," and more. A character appears very drunk in one scene, Valium gas is used to put someone to sleep, and smoking is shown. Overall, this is highly recommended, but only to older teens and those with strong stomachs.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller, Action, Drama
  • Release Date:November 27, 2013
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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