I Saw the Devil
I Saw the Devil (2011)

I SAW THE DEVIL is a shockingly violent and stunningly accomplished tale of murder and revenge from Korean genre master KIM Jee-woon (The Good, The Bad, The Weird and A Tale of Two Sisters). Oldboy's CHOI Min-sik plays Kyung-chul, a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 4, 2011
DVD Release Date: May 10, 2011
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nigel Floyd
Time Out

A remorseless catalogue of calculated violence, casual cannibalism and sexual sadism, this inflicts over two hours of suffering on the audience...

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A terrific but uncompromising film that's definitely not for everyone. It's not just that the violence is graphic, but that much of it is so mean-spirited.

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David Keyes

As a living and breathing piece of cinema, it inhabits its beast in a manner that is arresting on the mind, and almost cringe-inducing to the eyes.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

This is the stuff of nightmares, where even the good guy is bad, and as shock cinema goes, it packs a punch.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

After a while, the sheer length and repetitiousness of the film begins to feel pornographic in the dullest sense.

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Blake Griffin
We Got This Covered

Thanks to the strong directing we get a handful of really fantastic scenes and a number of thrills, which make this a wholly enjoyable film.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

We lucky westerners get to see it in all its hair-raising, stomach-churning glory, and that's a wonderful thing.

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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post

Director Kim Jee-woon is a born filmmaker, even if this script (written by Park Hoon Jung and adapted by Kim) is unworthy of his efforts.

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Will Leitch

It's a terrible time at the movies, and for that it is truly quite great. But you've been warned.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
Another South Korean "desperate for vengeance" themed flick with generous dose of violence. I am not a fan of action films per se, but I was amazed by… More
Al S
A bold and electrifying new breed of revenge film. A shockingly violent and stunningly well made piece of work that`s truly unforgettable and mind-blowing. A… More
Pierluigi Puccini
The extremely graphic nature of this otherwise generic action/revenge thriller, is definitely not for the squeamish. Although sadistic, repulsive and pointless… More
Kevin M. Williams
"Ok, you kill my loved one, well guess what? I will deal more pain out to you!" Well before this bloody ordeal was over the whole one- upmanship… More
Sunny Dogra
Once the credits start rolling, and you reflect on the film you've just seen, it will be hard to find flaws in 'I Saw the Devil.' Ji-woon… More
Stuart Brooks
Original, emotional and at times horrifying. A good movie that, possibly due to the extreme violence, fails to ever really make you connect with the characters… More