Decision to Leave

critic Reviews

, 94% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • If Decision to Leave isn't quite on the same level as Park Chan-wook's masterpieces, this romantic thriller is still a remarkable achievement by any other metric.
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    Caryn JamesBBC.com
    Park Chan-wook puts a ravishing spin on a timeless story of romantic obsession and a detective who falls for his suspect.
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    Scott TobiasThe Reveal (Substack)
    It’s not as immediately gripping as his previous work, but it lingers like perfume.
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    Radheyan SimonpillaiCTV's Your Morning
    Possibly the sexiest movie of the year and certainly one of the best.
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    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune
    Park’s willingness to court a lot of momentary confusion about who’s who and what’s what will be a little much for some. I feel this way: When the filmmaking and the acting’s on this level, Park can zag around all he wants.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    One of the smartest, most satisfying murder mysteries in years.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    The narrative is structurally audacious, and regularly deploys flashbacks and clever cuts, and scenes within scenes. It’s also the most melancholic film of Park’s career...
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    Sarah VincentSarah G Vincent Views
    Unlike once great directors whose vision becomes stale, repetitive, and predictable, Park is always raising the bar for himself and setting the new standard for those behind him. His work is always fresh, and I love that he keeps pushing himself
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    Pallavi KeswaniThe Hindu
    In a tender cat-and-mouse game, Park Chan-wook plays around with his favourite themes of a forbidden romance at the intersection of a murder mystery.
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    Nicolás MedinaMontevideo Portal / Latido Beat
    It's admirable how Park Chan-wook states that violence is expressed in different ways. In this case, it will be neither guns, nor blood, but love, which will stain the retinas of the viewers with red. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Prabhjot BainsTilt Magazine
    Park Chan-Wook’s police procedural is one of the most romantic films ever made.
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