Telmisseomding (Tell Me Something)
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This film opens with a young man arriving at an apartment and ending up on a concrete slab getting slowly dismembered with a scalpel by an unseen killer. That unfortunate soul, along with a number of other hapless victims, turns up in a bunch of plastic garbage bags littered around Seoul during Korea's steamy, rainy season. Burnt-out cop Jo (Han Suk-Kyu) is assigned to head up the investigation. The killer, who puts the limbs of a body with the corpse of another, clearly must have a basic grasp of surgery, Jo and his colleague Oh (Jang Hang-seon) quickly surmise. Their inquiry soon leads… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A complicated and stylish Korean thriller that will make viewers' skin crawl."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Stylish, sullen, and a little predictable, Tell Me Something is the match of any American film in its quasi-genre."
‑ , Village Voice
"A stylish serial killer film, there nonetheless was too much talk and not enough madness."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"Has a lot to show but little to say."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Stylish, but definitely not for the squeamish."
‑ Andy Klein, New Times
"For all its style and assurance, Tell Me Something is not ultimately original enough to sustain its many horrific images, however brief they may be."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"So bedeviled by plot holes and violations of common sense that by the time you get to the climax, you've ceased to buy the whole story line."
‑ Jonathan Foreman, New York Post
"The Grand Guignol effects seemed more grim than convincing."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"How can filmmakers from other countries make basically the same films we're making here but make them better?"
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A thriller-chiller that is as shamelessly predictable as it is memorably grim."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"Mainly demonstrates that Asian filmmakers are just as adept as Americans at producing genre exercises."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Though it comes from halfway across the world, the movie, directed by Chang Youn-hyun, shows a desultory mastery of Hollywood clichés."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"Has strong characters and a gruesomely intriguing plot but doesn't wrap up its central mystery convincingly."
‑ Joshua Tanzer, Offoffoff
"A thoroughly predictable and irritatingly mechanical movie that nonetheless works exceptionally well within the parameters of its genre."
‑ Wade Major, Boxoffice Magazine
"While the ending might not come as a huge surprise, the journey makes for a grisly, dark bit of entertainment."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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