Three...Extremes (Saam gaang yi)
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Three Asian directors, from Hong Kong, Korea, and Japan, join forces to create an omnibus horror film, Three...Extremes. In Fruit Chan's "Dumplings," shot by Christopher Doyle, Mrs. Li (Miriam Yeung), a thirtysomething former actress with a philandering husband (Tony Leung) goes to visit Aunt Mei (Bai Ling), who sells the most expensive dumplings in Hong Kong. Mrs. Li knows about their rejuvenating powers, and she also knows about their unpleasant main ingredient, but after some initial nausea, she digs right in. In Oldboy writer/director Park Chan-wook's "Cut," a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"You can't believe what they're doing here."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"A strong effort from everyone involved, though they're not all wholly successful."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"All the episodes are interesting and disturbing - perhaps too much so, without any clear reason for the audience to endure the suffering."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, ESplatter
"Irregular como a maior parte das antologias, traz episódios longos a ponto de diluírem suas tramas, mas curtos demais para permitirem um bom desenvolvimento das situações e personagens. Mas é um esforço intrigante."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Things that are unique are interesting, and that can only be a plus to the stuck-up, artsy-fartsy horror film critic like myself."
‑ Heidi Martinuzzi, Film Threat
"Asian horror like the new Three ... Extremes beats an American film like Saw II at its own game."
‑ Bob Longino, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"It's just three gifted filmmakers with vision to spare, daring you to go to their extremes."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"This anthology is a mixed bag."
‑ Sam Jordison, Film4
"Un ensemble de films extrêmement intéressant à explorer, mais chacun pour des raisons bien distinctes."
‑ Jean-François Vandeuren, Panorama
"These films give you a rush that most American horror movies don't, even if you're not entirely certain what's going on."
‑ Ethan Alter, NYC Film Critic
"'Cut,' Park's contribution to Three... Extremes"
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"One is haunting and wonderful, one is very good, and one spoils the fun."
‑ G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle
"A great horror anthology that thankfully restores my faith in the anthology gimmick that Hollywood completely diminished years ago..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"This isn't for the weak of heart or stomach. This is disturbing stuff, people."
‑ Jeremy Knox, Film Threat
"The general population may not get this one, but Asian cult cinema fanatics and some horror buffs will be absolutely thrilled."
‑ Paul Salfen,
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