A Tale of Two Sisters
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

South Korean filmmaker Kim Jee-Woon directs the psychological thriller Janghwa, Hongryeon (A Tale of Two Sisters), loosely based on an oft-filmed Korean folktale. Following the suicide of his wife, Mu-Hyun (Kim Gab-su) takes his two… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 29, 2005
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Restrained but disturbing, A Tale of Two Sisters is a creepily effective, if at times confusing, horror movie.

Time Out

The atmosphere of mounting dread is matched by just-right performances, design and camerawork.

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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

It may not be a pretty picture, but A Tale of Two Sisters is definitely a satisfying piece of less-is-more cinematic horror.

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Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

How much you appreciate the film will largely depend on how effective you feel its big revelation is.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

The film feels haunted by the relationship between Im and Moon, who cling to each other in the face of a hostile hostess, even though that may not be their best option.

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John Terauds
Toronto Star

The gorgeous slow-moving cinematography by Lee Mogae is remarkable.

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Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

...boasts a suffocating atmosphere and a disjointed storyline that turns the screws on your nerves while leaving you to puzzle over the plot

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Renee Graham
Boston Globe

There's a reason why Hollywood has been so busy in recent years remaking Asian horror movies. Scare for scare, they're generally better.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

The film seems unnecessarily vague on a rational level, but it's spot-on as a psychological study of a twinlike sibling relationship, and the ways in which memory can suppress trauma and soothe a mourning soul.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's truly a masterpiece in the end.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Edward Boxler
Unfolding like a Grimm fairy tale channeled through David Lynch, A Tale of Two Sisters is dreamlike, haunting, and thought provoking. Some of its plot points… More
Melvin White
Eun-ju: There's something strange in this house.† "Every family has their dark secrets" A Tale of Two Sisters is anything but what I thought it… More
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Unfortunately I uknowingly watched the American remake called "The Uninvited" before seeing this original so that kind of took the shine off this… More
Lewis C.
The original South Korean movie that The Uninvited, an American horror movie from a few years ago, was based on. Both movies are about two sisters who have a… More
Ariuza koraw
Non-Asian viewers tend to be hyper critical of Asian horror cinema; almost as if they have some kind of authority on the subject. It seems an odd contrast… More

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