The Housemaid
The Housemaid (2011)

Eun-yi is an innocent young woman who is hired as an upper class family housemaid, and is tasked to take care of the family's small daughter and her pregnant mother, Hae-ra. Byung-sik is an older housemaid who has been with this family… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 21, 2011
DVD Release Date: June 7, 2011
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Im Sang-soo can't improve on Kim Ki-young's 1960 original, a jaIm Sang-soo can't improve on Kim Ki-young's 1960 original, a jarring and operatic cult favorite. Still, he does tweak the themes in intriguing fashion.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The movie kowtows to the old truism that the rich are different - but it does it with a sardonic smile.

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Derek Smith
Tiny Mix Tapes

While it effectively sticks the knife into upper-class mores, it certainly has a been-there, done-that feel to it that the former does not.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The situation continues to fester, the balance of power shifts back and forth among some wonderfully defined characters.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Writer-director Im Sang-Soo injects a certain sense of otherworldliness in the proceedings -- the final scene is straight from David Lynchland --- which may not make things mesmerizing, but does deliver a consistently odd angle.

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Michael Nordine
Film Threat

Quick to show its characters' skin but less inclined to explore what lies beneath it.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

The graphic sex scenes radiate an uncommon heat, and Im can pull off a hugely effective shock when he wants to.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

"The Housemaid" scores on so many levels it's hard to know where to begin.

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Mayer Nissim
Digital Spy

With the honourable exception of a film-saving Byung-sik, the characters are too unpleasant and two-dimensional to keep it together.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Albert Kim
*Sigh*, Koreans... they're just so twisted lol. This may surprise you but "The Housemaid" is superbly made. Wow, the cinematography was… More
JY Skacto
Sang-soo Im's <i>The Housemaid</i> is a Korean thriller that doesn't do much in the way of thrilling.<p>The story is a slow burn and… More
Lewis C.
The Housemaid is a South Korean thriller about a maid who is seduced by the husband of the family she was recently hired by, and then menaced and manipulated by… More
Walter M.
In "The Housemaid," Mrs. Cho(Yeo-Jong Yun) is very thorough in the hiring of maids and has only chosen Eun-yi(Do-yeon Jeon) after thoroughly… More
Dean McKenna
This Korean sexy thriller film looks gorgeous, a combination of <i>Fatal Attraction</i>. Immediately notable is the immensely gorgeous mansion-set… More
John Ballantine
An interesting look at a housemaid who is exploited into becoming a lover for the man of the house. There are some interesting changes in the power of each of… More