3-Iron
3-Iron (2004)

A battered woman finds her soul mate in a most unusual manner in this drama from Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-Duk. Tae-suk (Jae Hee Song) is a young drifter who appears to be homeless by inclination as much as necessity; he squats in the homes… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: September 6, 2005
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A tender and moving romance from Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... And Spring's director Kim Ki-Duk.

Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

What is so engaging about the film is the way its director, Ki-duk Kim, manages to keep our interest intensely focused on the couple.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

It's actually quite satisfying, in a weird, magical-realism sort of way that manages to disturb and confound as much as it appeases the romantic.

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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

3-Iron matches apparent simplicity to a beguiling inscrutability and ends with the most beautifully bizarre menage a trois to have been seen since Takashi Miike's Gozu.

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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A movie meant to be taken on faith more than anything else. The more you can grant it, the greater the reward.

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Philip Kennicott
Washington Post

Kim works with the barest of materials but returns the viewer's attention to the pure visual pleasure of filmmaking.

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

Beautifully staged an performed, a sly wit with the camera work, an almost silent presentation of a lovely story.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

For the most part they achieve a delicate balancing act, mixing near-silent comedy with an old-fashioned sense of whimsy.

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Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

Evanescence is the movie's most distinguishing characteristic.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

It's a tribute to Kim's masterful mysteriousness that you are never quite sure what your exact reaction should be, as well as the fact that it's all highly intriguing rather than inscrutably annoying.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin Cookman
I cannot get this thing out of my head. Lovely and subtly horrific.
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castaņeda
Proof that you don't need dialog when your characters and their actions are interesting enough. Of course, there is pleasure in talky scenes ā la… More
paul oh
Taking homage from directors such as Jean-Luc Godard and Louis Malle, Kim Ki Duk creates a silent story of romance and life. Ambitious as it is ambiguous,… More
Cynthia S.
One of the most interesting films I've seen in a very long time. I am a big fan of slow, quiet, atmospheric, engrossing films -- and this delivered in… More
Wahida K
First of all I m going to try to find out the arabian song he kept playing. A very very intense Movie. It is just so hard to describe this Movie. I think you… More
Randy Tippy
Tae-suk is making his way through life by being where other people aren't. Sun-hwa is a battered wife in desperate need of rescue.… More