Scrap Heaven
Scrap Heaven (2005)

A violent and outrageous revenge comedy with a thoughtful undercurrent, director Lee Sang-il's Scrap Heaven opens with three characters united by fate on the same city bus: toilet cleaner Tetsu (J Odagiri); police department… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 8, 2005
DVD Release Date: June 6, 2006
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Laura Kern
New York Times

In the writer and director Sang-il Lee’s Scrap Heaven, three strangers share a general dissatisfaction with life -- and a fateful ride aboard a hijacked bus.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Does not advance much beyond its expected generic elements.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

[Director] Lee also helmed Hula Girls, a clichd comedy that I hated (one star). With Scrap Heaven, he redeems himself.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Sang-il Lee's anarchic drama is shot through with spasms of dark comedy, as the lives of three strangers intersect at the point of a gun.

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

[Director] Lee's visual jazziness and cast are compelling, but nothing can compensate for a deflated, toilet-humored script that negates its potential for sharp social satire with increasingly adolescent and superficial vilifying philosophies.

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Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

Sang-Il Lee's Scrap Heaven stands as something of a companion piece to David Fincher's Fight Club.

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