Villain (Akunin)
Villain (Akunin) (2010)

A mild-mannered man falls in love with a similarly introverted woman, but neglects to tell her he's a suspect in a murder as the new couple set out to elude the police.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 11, 2010
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Critic Score
62%
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User Score
71%


Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ben Walters
Time Out

Offers a bleak and rounded, if ultimately conservative, take on a criminal act and its impact on those involved.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

Generally a disappointment.

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Lee Sang-il's film lasts 140 minutes and after 100 we all want to go home.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

Having stayed in Japan, I really enjoyed how the location shots capture the country and its people.

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

Villain is too long, with a propensity for cliché at vital moments, but its best parts are very good and Lee's direction makes the most of them.

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Elliott Noble
Sky Movies

Writer and director take us on a self-indulgently drawn-out journey through the eyes of a dead fish down numerous dramatic dead ends...

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

Fortunately, the performances make as big an impact as the sweeping seascapes and the lyrical score.

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Cath Clarke
Guardian

While being classily acted and handsomely shot, something appears to have been lost in translation from page to screen.

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Sarah Cronin
Electric Sheep

Lee has crafted a sparse, elegant portrait of loneliness, grief and desperation, with some brilliantly convincing performances adding to the film's appeal.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Great performance from Mrs Fukatsu, fantastic direction, but the movie seems to exist mostly for the final sequence. I liked a lot the sub-story of the father… More