Save the Green Planet
Save the Green Planet (2004)

The genre-bending black comedy sci-fi thriller Save the Green Planet! marks the feature debut of writer/director Jang Jun-hwan. Shin Ha-kyun of Joint Security Area stars as Byun-gu, an eccentric beekeeper who, with the help of his tightrope… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2004
DVD Release Date: September 6, 2005
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A funny and wildly inventive hybrid of various genres, Save the Green Planet! is definitely a unique viewing experience.

Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

Punk graphics and a snaking camera add zest to the story, which is alternately heartbreaking, suspenseful, and darkly funny.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

Like any roller-coaster ride, it may make you queasy, but you'll never be bored.

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Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine

Clearly designed to win a cult following, its "chuck everything, including the kitchen sink in" approach to weirdery treads a fine line between "endearingly bat's-arse" and "trying a bit too hard".

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Derek Adams
Time Out

The film oscillates between wild humour, suspense, horror and pathos, sometimes all in one shot. It's quite something.

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Murray Whyte
Toronto Star

Demented yet somehow humane, Save The Green Planet is a visually ingenious hybrid melding horror, black comedy, revenge thriller and science fiction into an unpredictable, cohesive whole.

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Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

Part thriller, part dark comedy, part sci-fi epic, Save the Green Planet is both insanely addictive and completely insane.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

Save The Green Planet has a free-ranging mood, mixing tragedy and comedy irregularly, but Jeong's film is equally free with genre, and entertains its audience openly before pouring on the astringent.

Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

Entertaining, visually inventive and truly out-there.

Bob Westal
Film Threat

Save the Green Planet may look like an ironic, jet black comedy -- and it succeeds brilliantly on that level -- but in it's sad and wistful heart, it's a completely sincere call for saving the Earth.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Jan Marc Macababayao
Bizarrely impressive, Save The Green Planet! is an obtrusive South Korean hybrid of ridiculous mystery, grotesque suspense, odd romance, eccentric science… More
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A disgruntled ex-factory worker kidnaps the CEO of his former employer, convinced that he is an evil alien out to destroy the world in one week's time. But… More
Arash Xak
What a delight, A multi-genre film that successfully twists your emotions & thoughts, Not just some random images and actually an Impressive &… More
Ken Stachnik
Soooo much fun. A delightful, silly, scary, funny and completely entertaining film
Luke Baldock
Save the Green Planet is a film that refuses to be defined by a single genre and goes against what you may have come to expect from cinema. It's true… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
A unique cinematic experience in the best way possible. A film that joyfully jumps from one genre to another with such tight precision and timing that it's… More