Shi gan (Time)
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Shi gan (Time)
In an effort to save a failing relationship, a woman undergoes extreme plastic surgery.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A pathological case study disguised as a romantic melodrama."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"As tautly 'pretty' and inexpressive as the results for those who compulsively seek cosmetic perfection."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"An alien anthropologist identifying humans as insects in man-clothing."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"It's a trip."
‑ Don Willmott,
"An uncanny and thoroughly creepy nip-yuck nightmare about plastic surgery and identity."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"This is powerful stuff, so why does the movie feel less convincing the longer it goes on? There are two ways to tell this story -- coolly distanced or melodramatically hot -- but [director] Kim combines both approaches, and the mixture doesn't congeal."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Few modern filmmakers are as adept at crafting a haunting image as Kim."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"an eisai to koritsi poy thelei na dei pos einai na to ksanaeroteytei to agori tis eno einai mia alli, isos na soy bgalei kai kana noima parpano. Ki isos na soy balei kai idees, an kai to apeyhomai, kai gia ton dyo sas to kalo"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"It's a strange and subtly told tale that successfully hacks into the desires and fears of most us who are trying to figure out how to make love work -- without sewing it all back together into a nice, pretty package."
‑ Jerry Portwood, New York Press
"An exuberant, if cautionary, tale of love and plastic surgery."
‑ Pam Grady,
"Time is well worth your time as a moviegoer."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Viewers in Gotham will be perplexed, frightened, disgusted -- and, mostly, entertained."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"A harrowing, weirdly funny and highly existential melodrama."
‑ Stan Hall, Oregonian
"For some, the film will be a tedious experience, while for others it will raise disquieting questions."
‑ Ted Murphy, Murphy's Movie Reviews
"A truly unpredictable film and you watch it transfixed by its singular peregrinations and the fatalistic determination of the monumentally wrong-headed Se-heui."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
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