Undoing (2006)

A man learns being an avenger for good is tougher than it looks in this independent thriller from filmmaker Chris Chan Lee. After his best friend, Joon (Leonardo Nam), a small-time dope dealer, is murdered during a shakedown by gangsters,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 24, 2006
DVD Release Date: March 11, 2008
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

It's arty, murkily plotted and derivative of too many other movies.

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Julia Wallace
Village Voice

[Director Chris Chan] Lee tries to innovate, but he relies on so many tricks -- woozy overexposures, rapid-fire slideshows -- that his movie looks like the product of a teenager playing with the camera on his new MacBook.

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Don Willmott

though it's marred by way too many film school editing tricks, it's still a gripping little tale

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Frako Loden
L.A. Weekly

Los Angeles neo-noir meets multiformat video grit with varying degrees of success.

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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle

The film is too short because the characters just aren't sufficiently developed, but even at a scant 90 minutes, it feels way too long.

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Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

UNDOING is a perfect example of how NOT to make an independent film.

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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

Undoing, by the writer and director Chris Chan Lee, buries a potentially haunting pulp thriller beneath flashy tics.

Peter Debruge

[Director] Lee evokes the character of his varied Los Angeles environments, even if the human element feels as if it's been done -- and undone -- before.

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Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

... full of flashy visual flourishes %u2026 in fact, too full. What at first seems intriguing quickly becomes a problem, complicating an already unclear narrative.

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