The Housemaid
The Housemaid (2011)

Eun-yi is an innocent young woman who is hired as an upper class family housemaid, and is tasked to take care of the family's small daughter and her pregnant mother, Hae-ra. Byung-sik is an older housemaid who has been with this family… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 7, 2011
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The situation continues to fester, the balance of power shifts back and forth among some wonderfully defined characters.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Writer-director Im Sang-Soo injects a certain sense of otherworldliness in the proceedings -- the final scene is straight from David Lynchland --- which may not make things mesmerizing, but does deliver a consistently odd angle.

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Michael Nordine
Film Threat

Quick to show its characters' skin but less inclined to explore what lies beneath it.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

The graphic sex scenes radiate an uncommon heat, and Im can pull off a hugely effective shock when he wants to.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

"The Housemaid" scores on so many levels it's hard to know where to begin.

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Mayer Nissim
Digital Spy

With the honourable exception of a film-saving Byung-sik, the characters are too unpleasant and two-dimensional to keep it together.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The movie kowtows to the old truism that the rich are different - but it does it with a sardonic smile.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

"The Housemaid" glitters coldly, with its marble surfaces and scheming eyes, as it builds to its dramatic, unexpected climax.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...an echo of the 1960 film perhaps, but it's an echo that has been compressed and processed, run through the stomp box that is director Im Sang-soo's imagination.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Albert Kim
*Sigh*, Koreans... they're just so twisted lol. This may surprise you but "The Housemaid" is superbly made. Wow, the cinematography was… More
JY Skacto
Sang-soo Im's <i>The Housemaid</i> is a Korean thriller that doesn't do much in the way of thrilling.<p>The story is a slow burn and… More
Lewis C.
The Housemaid is a South Korean thriller about a maid who is seduced by the husband of the family she was recently hired by, and then menaced and manipulated by… More
Walter M.
In "The Housemaid," Mrs. Cho(Yeo-Jong Yun) is very thorough in the hiring of maids and has only chosen Eun-yi(Do-yeon Jeon) after thoroughly… More
Dean McKenna
This Korean sexy thriller film looks gorgeous, a combination of <i>Fatal Attraction</i>. Immediately notable is the immensely gorgeous mansion-set… More
John Ballantine
An interesting look at a housemaid who is exploited into becoming a lover for the man of the house. There are some interesting changes in the power of each of… More

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