Shi gan (Time)
Shi gan (Time) (2007)

In an effort to save a failing relationship, a woman undergoes extreme plastic surgery.

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 6, 2007
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A tale of love and plastic surgery, Kim Ki-Duk's haunting film is both wryly comic and disturbing.

Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

A pathological case study disguised as a romantic melodrama.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

As tautly 'pretty' and inexpressive as the results for those who compulsively seek cosmetic perfection.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

An alien anthropologist identifying humans as insects in man-clothing.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

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.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

Few modern filmmakers are as adept at crafting a haunting image as Kim.

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Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Time is well worth your time as a moviegoer.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Viewers in Gotham will be perplexed, frightened, disgusted -- and, mostly, entertained.

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Stan Hall

A harrowing, weirdly funny and highly existential melodrama.

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More reviews for Shi gan (Time)

Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
This wonderful drama is one of Ki-Duk's saddest and most powerful films about how time affects our lives and relationships, and about how it is hard for… More
Nicki Marie
Slightly confusing. Don't think I would want to watch it again, but interesting idea about plastic surgery and it's implications on unhappy people.
Cynthia S.
Very strange, but good fact, I'm sure someone in Hollywood is planning to "re-do" this flick as we speak (since ripping off foreign… More
Arash Xak
I know Shi gan deals with insecurity & lack of identity &... but I think the main point is accepting the passage of time & the fact that nothing… More
Luke Baldock
I've lived in South Korea for over 2 years now, and this film holds a lot more weight to it. The South Korean obsession with plastic surgery is unsettling… More
JY Skacto
Ki-duk Kim creates a movie that revolves around the issue of plastic surgery, which at this time, is a growing situation in Korea. Yes, one of the messages… More