The Taste of Money
The Taste of Money (2013)

In a mansion on the outskirts of Seoul lives one of South Korea's richest families. Although nominally headed by a prominent businessman, it's his wife Madame Baek who's really in control. Her personal secretary, a handsome… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 25, 2013
DVD Release Date: June 10, 2013
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Keith Uhlich
Time Out

This is a completely unenlightening cri de coeur against the most obvious targets of financial-spiritual discontent.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

As the sexual, financial and criminal shenanigans get ever more complicated, absurd and melodramatic, the film becomes increasingly tiresome; it's not even possible to enjoy its excesses in a 'so bad it's good' way.

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Simon Kinnear
Total Film

It feels like Im intended this as a moral fable. He should have played for laughs; material this blunt works best as satire.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

Both bitter and delicious.

Maggie Lee

A trite and tangled potboiler that, despite its polemical pretensions, is just a glorified Korean domestic drama with classier couture and shapelier champagne flutes.

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Mark Kermode
Observer (UK)

Sex, death, greed, corruption: they're all here in handsomely mounted and highly polished cases. Taste the money - smell the glove.

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Chris Packham
Village Voice

Is there such a thing as "tastefully smutty"? Director Im Sang-soo's moody and semi-Shakespearian The Taste of Money walks that line with some artfully lit humping and cross-generational seduction.

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Geoffrey Macnab
Independent (UK)

The director seems uncertain whether he is making a slow-burning character drama or a satirical gangster movie about modern-day Seoul's answer to the Borgias.

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Donald Clarke
Irish Times

A veritable orgy of vulgar melodrama, The Taste of Money might pass as satire if the conclusions drawn were not so broad and unsurprising.

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Jesse Ortega
Visually impressive but thematically hollow.  This film didn't do much for me as it was an absolute chore to sit through for most of its running time. … More