Nowhere to Hide
Nowhere to Hide (2000)

Korean maverick auteur Lee Myung-Se directs this wildly exuberant, genre-crunching, police-comedy action flick. Held together with only the barest of plot elements, this film is a gleeful romp through a litany of film styles and references.… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 20, 2000
DVD Release Date: April 17, 2001
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

This is flash in the service of nothing, the proverbial sow's ear doing an indifferent imitation of a silk purse.

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Stephanie Zacharek

Lee can't tell a story to save his life, but he's something of a visual magician, laying out glittering piles of goodies that you instinctively want to follow.

Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

The shots may look cool, but their artiness prevents the film from building momentum.

Elvis Mitchell
New York Times

The film often churns with the pleasure that visual stimulation can provide and more affection for the bang-bang techniques than you're likely to see in the movies of music-video directors simply making the jump to the big screen.

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Steve Erickson
Chicago Reader

Nowhere to Hide may not be devoid of substance, but beneath the virtuoso finish it's rotten to the core.

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William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The bottom line is that Lee's innovative but ultimately tedious and even ludicrous MTV-style visuals add absolutely nothing to the story dynamics.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Reveals that in Lee Myung-Se Korea has a filmmaker with enough razzle-dazzle and visceral appeal to rival Hong Kong's -- and Hollywood's -- John Woo.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Myung-se usa o seu fiapo de roteiro para nos lembrar da velha máxima de que Cinema é, de fato, Imagem; e o resultado é um filme que contrasta os personagens falhos e incompetentes a um incrível virtuosismo visual e à trilha surpreendente.

Keith H. Brown
Eye for Film

Too often the film and its visuals feel [like] disconnected, self-indulgent set pieces.

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Overbearingly stylish, with rich colors, flashy quick cuts, jumpy edits, speed metal musical scores..all cumulating to an original, creative arthouse look that… More
Greg S
Brutal but bland Korean cops chase crooks through a generic plot. With its blaring soundtrack, flashy editing and pointless camera tricks, it seems like a 112… More