Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring (2003)

South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-Duk directs the chamber drama Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring. Made up of five segments (in keeping with its title), the movie is set entirely on a tiny monastery floating in a lake surrounded by… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 19, 2003
DVD Release Date: September 7, 2004
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A visually stunning and contemplative piece of work.

Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

The impression this movie leaves is profound: Here is an artist who sees things whole.

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The picture's extraordinary beauty is inescapable.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Precious few movies are so agog with wonder at the absolute majesty of nature.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

This is as close to a Zen experience as the movies offer.

Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

As with most collections of short stories, some are more interesting than others. And the pacing is extremely slow -- almost meditative.

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

Truly remarkable, this is the most accessible of his films, to be sure, but there remains an edge that makes it all the more remarkable when the film settles in to be simply quiet and beautiful. Exceptional.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

A balm for the soul and a reminder that even in the frenetic city, the cosmos has its own steady pendulum.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

With its heart-stopping setting, gorgeous images and a lovely little story, it's as fresh as woodland dew.

Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

As the Buddhists might say, you have to experience it firsthand; reading about it is not enough

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
I must watch this again. And again.
Jennifer Xu
Words describing my experience in watching this film: temporal, peaceful, freeflowing, organized, minimalistic. It moved while staying still. The camerawork was… More
familiar stranger
Not as offbeat as I was expecting (hence the "Not Interested" rating previously), but tolerable enough. Decided to give it a go, and found it… More
Jani H
Kim Ki-Duk delivers again a truly beautiful masterpiece. I consider him to be one of the greatest filmmakers ever. Yet another dreamlike, slow paced film… More
Lady D'arbanville
One I watched in several sittings, which means I probably lost a little of the continuity throughout. This film could almost qualify as a silent movie, with… More
Drew Smith
Maddeningly beautiful, almost hypnotic, but I couldn't get over this nagging sensation that it was kind of...self-important. It is hard to portray… More

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