Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: 4th Period Murder Mystery
by | September 17, 2011 | 50 Comments

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Rating: 7/10 ***See comments section below for my rating system

As a whole, this movie was a good watch. It had its fun and quirky moments, suspense and thrill, and also a lot of teen drama. However, it lacked some crucial elements that would have made it even better. After watching, I can honestly say that this movie would be a fun Saturday afternoon viewing experience, but please do not expect greatness. Cuteness sure, but greatness, not so much.

4th PERIOD MURDER MYSTERY REVIEW

4th Period Murder Mystery revolves around a smart teen named HAN JEONG-HUN (Yoo Seung-ho) who is well-liked by numerous female admirers, but acts somewhat like a loner (reminds me of Baek Seung-jo from Playful Kiss). He finds himself the prime suspect in the murder of a fellow classmate and only has one period, the equivalent of 40 minutes, to find out who the real killer is. He is aided by our leading lady LEE DA-JEONG (Kang So-ra) who is eccentric and fascinated by murder mysteries. Put the genius together with the intuitive mystery junkie, and we get: one odd couple.

The partnership between them is pretty good. They have some chemistry and even have the whole awkward teen behavior down. But in all honesty, I’ve seen Yoo Seung-ho have better chemistry with other lead actresses (like in his current drama Warrior Baek Dong-soo). For the purposes of this movie though, their connection worked.

Character-wise, I have to say my interest was drawn more towards Da-jeong than to Jeong-hun. She, for me, was far more interesting. As a quirky, lonely, book-obsessed outcast, her character was captivating because she was so different and, in my opinion, far smarter than Jeong-hun. I thought making the heroine more intuitive than the main lead was great.

This is not to say I didn’t like Jeong-hun. He was cute and had his own brilliant moments too, but nothing compared to Da-jeong, especially in the beginning.

The pair of them really did add to the romantic dramedy aspect of the film which made it fun to watch, and also added a secondary layer of plot and character development. Mainly, these characters developed a sense of connection with each other that allowed them to open up and trust people.

The scene in which Jeong-hun and Da-jeong had to kiss in order to prevent discovery by another classmate was so funny, cute, and awkward that you couldn’t help but squeal. (I did. Twice!) The attraction between them developed gradually as the film went on, adding small touches, such as little stares, smiles and acts of chivalry. The cute youthful high school love story was what really kept me interested.

We can’t forget about supporting characters either. There were some pretty good ones that I thought deserved some recognition.

Professor Han Kang-man, aka crazy dog (Park Cheol-min) was quite splendid. In fact the scene in which teacher Han begins to cry after discovering the body and associating Jeong-hun with his son was really heartbreaking and in my opinion a great surprise in the course of this movie. I really appreciated his acting abilities here and have enjoyed him in other films like Sector 7 and Cyrano Dating Agency.

We also have Kim Tae-gyu (Jo Sang-geun), the problem child with a cunning hold on people, and the unfortunate victim in this high school murder plot. I think he played the misunderstood, troubled youth well. At some points, specifically during the scenes when he displayed anger, I thought he was a little over-the-top, but it was still manageable. And of course we have under-appreciated teacher Kang Gook-man (Jeong Seok-yong) as well as Margarine Butter and Cheese, totally greasy womanizer Byeong-soo (Jeon Joon-hong) who played the royal douche bag excellently.

Surprisingly, the actresses did not put up a great showing mainly because they didn’t have many parts to play or scenes to be in. I was a little disappointed by this because I felt like it was so male-biased.

Story-wise, it is set up kind of like a Murder She Wrote episode. (And yes I do make that reference because I love Murder She Wrote. For anyone who does not know, it’s an old-time murder/mystery television series in America.) What I mean by this is that most of the pieces of evidence can be discovered by the main investigators quite easily and there is a decoy suspect, someone who you think is definitely the murderer, and the true murderer. So in terms of originality, I’d have to say that it is a pretty old scenario in terms of murder and suspects, but puts a spin on it by setting it in high school.

One thing I wish they did do was make all of the evidence clear throughout the movie so that there was a chance the audience could figure out who the murder was prior to the finale. The entire time I was trying to discern evidence and determine who the murder could be, but there was no way, other than guessing, that anyone could have figured out who the murder was without having the final clues (revealed during the last 15 minutes of the movie), which frustrated me. Part of the reason mysteries are exciting is because they give the audience an opportunity to play detective and find out what happened, like in Oldboy. This was one of the most disappointing aspects for me and kind of brought down my love for the movie overall.

I will give credit where credit is due and say that the ploy of using a masked murderer assailant to recreate the actions of the murder was a pretty clever way to leave the audience guessing while still providing visuals to help us follow the line of evidence.

Character development was also kind of lacking. So we are given a glimpse into what the lead characters are like based on their interactions with each other, but there is absolutely no backstory. Essentially we are told that Jeong-hun is ranked #1 in all of Korea in academics and that Da-jeong is not sociable, but why? Why is Jeong-hun so smart and why has Da-jeong reverted into her own world of mystery and murder? I feel like this movie could have brought itself to a very different area had they tried to include a backstory behind our leads and what made them the way they are. It would have also helped in terms of creating true development of the characters over the course of the film. I personally would have loved to know why Da-jeong was so reclusive and obsessed with death. (It kind of reminds me of the anime Wallflower, for any anime fans out there.)

Besides character development issues and lack of intrigue in terms of playing detective, I did like the fact that the movie never lets us forget that the leads were teenagers. They may be intelligent teenagers, but they are still naïve and inexperienced.

For instance, the scene where Jeong-hun and his best friend Do-il (Kim Dong-beom) are peeping at the hot swimmer girl was so fitting because Jeong-hun looks like a deer caught in headlights and honestly reminds me of the boys back at my old high school. Not to mention how cute it is that he is so awestruck by a girl’s beauty.

The same goes for Da-jeong. She is so often straight-faced and serious that you forget that she is a teenage girl. But the movie throws us small reminders of her adolescence such as the part where she pauses in the hallway after having been kissed, I think maybe for the first time, and touches her lips gently and smiles. That scene was really charming and reminded me of a good old rom-com moment.

Before moving on to cinematography, I have one more bone to pick in terms of plot and use of precious story time. There was an abundance of running scenes in this movie. I counted, and in fact 23 minutes of this film are spent on chase scenes which just baffles me. Why the writer could not have taken 10 of those minutes and added more character backstory or even more evidence-revealing scenes is beyond me. I felt like I was in the middle of a Public Service Announcement encouraging me to run for my health.

Now onto an aspect that actually was quite good: Cinematography.

Given the nature of the film, which was sometimes dark and sometimes playful, I did not expect the excellent level of artistic direction. For instance, upon discovery of the body, Da-jeong immediately leaps into action by closing all doors, grabbing her detective kit, and drawing all the shades. When she’s pulling the curtains, the screenshot is so beautiful and artistic I was kind of in awe. It’s a simple scene of pulling a curtain closed, but it still shocked me to have such a beautifully crafted shot in a film about a high-school murder.

Another amazing shot was when the librarian goes to the roof of the school and feels the wind on her face and looks up at the sky. This is a classic pose to illustrate losing yourself in the moment, but it is done with such beauty that I was really quite struck.

These are not the only instances of great camera set-ups — they are evident throughout the film and impressed me thoroughly. I did not expect such incredible level of skill and artistic distinction to present itself in such a movie. I actually think had the plot been a little more substantial, maybe a few more twists and turns, and maybe even a little darker to follow the solemn theme, this film could have been really great.

The film also included these excerpts of clocks and gears that I actually really enjoyed. It kept reminding me of the time constraint: less than 40 minutes to catch the murderer. I guess you could call it a symbol, although a literal one for the audience to remember time as a big issue.

Aside from the camerawork, I also have to mention special effects and level of gore. I will say that there were one or two parts where the actual act of killing and use of blood could make those who are not fond of gory scenes a little unsettled, but I promise you that actual images of stab wounds or injuries are not visible, only the blood.

One of the coolest special effects was the scene in which one of the students was poisoned and began to foam at the mouth. I say cool because it was very realistic (and I say realistic from experience being a medical student and having seen this actually happen). The set-up of the body is also well done, albeit that’s more an excellent use of staging techniques and scene captures.

This film was, for the most part, a little light in tone, considering the circumstances. I mean despite murder hanging in the air, there still manages to be comedy and a slight ease to the characters’ demeanors. Now we get into what I think is a really important component of all films, the themes.

I think one of the most striking themes was femininity as a marker for beauty. Da-jeong, in my opinion, was not pretty because she put her hair up or dressed in a more feminine outfit, but because her mind was powerful and her judgment was spot on. I just hate when movies, and especially dramas, make the heroine undergo a radical transformation into this high-glamour beauty queen and say that she is beautiful now. That is just not true.

I would rather have a nerdy, not-so-well-dressed girl over a glamazon any day. I think this kind of gender association is quite irritating and one that I don’t agree with. Yes I understand that personality still plays a major role in attraction within the context of Korean cinema and that the transformation is more of a symbol for a change in the character, but why does it have to be this way? Why can’t a transformation in attitude or in interpersonal reactions be a symbol for change as well?

This distinction of beauty and femininity leads to another very prevalent concept that I have seen in many Korean, as well as American, movies and/or dramas: the concept of different being bad. This is probably one of the oldest conflicts, but why is it that being different from others automatically makes you a social outcast? For instance, Da-jeong likes murder-mysteries, which is construed as weird and different, so much so that the kids in her class stray away from her.

I realize that there is a bit of psychology in the whole being different from the norm, creating an out-group and things of that nature, but I really think it comes down to a personal decision. I mean if everyone was really the same we would all be walking automatons with no artistic freedom of our own, and sites such as Dramabeans would not exist. (Shudder at the thought!) I honestly think this movie, indirectly of course, hints at this theme of non-acceptance for those who are different.

I at least liked the fact that the film made me reevaluate these topics, which quite frankly I had forgotten about since high school, since I’m now in pretty open and accepting environments.

The movie also used a quote by Robespierre, an 18th-Century French politician and pseudo-philosopher, as the basis for an intriguing look into crime and innocence. Da-jeong reiterates the quote twice, in different contexts:

Da-jeong: Crime butchers innocence to secure a throne and innocence fights with all of its might against the attempts of crime.

I kind of like it when movies do this, introduce a concept via an old quote or book to stimulate thought in the audience. Although in this case, had the tone of the movie been graver and focused on the horrific nature of murder, this quote would have been better served. It does give us an interesting look into the mind of Da-jeong though. It seems that even though she is obsessed with murder and mystery it does not mean she has become so convoluted as to think they are right by any means. In fact, her moral center of justice seems to be predicated upon this quote which simply says that crime is the opposite of innocence and they struggle to overcome one another.

The final theme I wish to discuss, the biggie, is loneliness. I think it pervaded most, if not all character storylines and influenced the actions and decisions of our characters. Da-jeong’s loneliness is pretty obvious; non-acceptance by peers, retreating into the land of books. But other characters had their own forms of loneliness.

Jeong-hun was also lonely, despite having a best friend. I think he was essentially viewed by others as so smart that he never connected with anyone on a level deeper than the superficial.

And of course our murderer was definitely a truly lonely soul. He/she was never really accepted by others and never really allowed to love; rejection was a way of life. This loneliness of never being loved lead to a warped sense of justice and justification for murder. It was his/her job to protect the one person who accepted him/her without any contingencies. I think, actually, that the loneliness of the murderer was supposed to resonate in all of the viewers, seeing that most of us have felt lonely before. We in fact could almost sympathize with why the murderer did what he/she did, and even the characters could kind of sympathize with him/her.

Loneliness is a truly powerful emotion, that can destroy people or make them stronger, but the line between the two paths is very thin. I think this is what we see from the actual characters themselves. The two leads come out of loneliness together and find themselves stronger. The murderer takes the more destructive path and ends up being the victim of his own twisted logic.

COMMENTS

I just wanted to take a moment and thank all of you who were so kind to comment on my first movie review post and give me feedback/criticism. I took your suggestions and tried to improve upon my formatting and writing style as much as possible. I want to encourage everyone to continue to give me feedback and keep those suggestions for future movie reviews coming.

Here’s how I based my rating:

1. Genre: How does it stack up against movies in this genre?
2. Acting.
3. Production value: Cinematography, camera work, scene set-up and visuals, as well as special effects and artistic vision.
4. Plot: Original? Carried out and developed in a unique way?
5. How much I enjoyed it.
6. Themes/Morals: Was the theme poignant or interesting? Did it have a moral backbone and did it effectively convey it?

Overall Rating: 7/10

 
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50 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. piipi

    Movie reviews as well!!Wow!!

    Why does the opening page say “This image or video has been deleted”?

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  2. dany

    I’ve seen this movie and it was not bad at all; the title was confusing a little bit but in the end I really enjoyed the film.

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  3. abc123

    I watched this a while back. I agree about the amount of the running scenes, they run a lot! I got a bit bored halfway through, mainly due to lack of progress between scenes.

    I managed to watch till the end because I’m curious enough to find out the identity of the murderer. But, I think the pace/storyline could be better.

    And Yoo Seung Ho looked so young here (yeah, I know he is still young now)

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  4. Lorlena

    I completely agree with your recommendation…”…this movie would be a fun Saturday afternoon viewing experience, but please do not expect greatness. Cuteness sure…”
    I enjoyed it, think I even watched it twice…all the shortcomings were irrelevant because it was a fun watch :)

    I like your writing stile and movie choices (so far ;) ) and would like to “request” a movie- Try to Remember 2010, purely selfish reasons- still haven’t watched it and wonder if its ok, or little more action like Troubleshooter or Murder, Take one.

    All in all- great part of Dramabeans is this Movie review segment :) Thank you :)

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  5. adney

    The writer really love running scene,lol. This movie is not really impressed me but I do love the scenes when he discovered the body in the class.

    Do you watch Kokuhaku/ The Confession? I feel like you will love this jmovie

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  6. ria151

    Could you try and make it a little bit shorter? i liked ur first movie review better because it basically flowed a lot smoother than this, and read like ur own personal train of thought on the film, rather than like a lot of forced thinking and speculation put together. i LIKE squee-fests, whats wrong with ‘em? :)
    you don’t have to objectively analyze everything. that’s the point of entertainment.
    All in all, good work. i hope i didnt come off sounding too critical. :) Look forward to your next review!

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    • 6.1 only1tony

      Dear ria151,

      Believe it or not this was a bit shorter then the man from nowhere review, but I see what you are saying. Thanks for the suggestion.

      only1tony

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  7. Ally

    hi only1tony,

    i really love ur reviews! they are so awesome… could you perhaps recommend some of ur fav movies in every genre?

    thx!

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  8. Cynthia

    Thanks for your movie review – this one was much more organized. Good job!

    One comment, 3 questions.

    Comment: That beautiful screen capture of the girl drawing the curtains closed immediately reminded me of the furniture/drapery throwcloth scene in “Electra” – the flow of fabric in motion is stunning.

    Questions:
    1. What year was this movie made? (It helps me to put things into the proper context.)
    2. Is it subbed?
    3. Where can it be seen (site)?

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    • 8.1 dany

      I would like to try and answer your questions:
      1. the year is 2009, (I hope I am not wrong)
      2. Yes, it is subbed.
      3. I watched it on dramacrazy.net

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      • 8.1.1 Cynthia

        Thanks! :)

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    • 8.2 only1tony

      Dear Cynthia,

      So to answer your questions. The movie was made in 2009. It is subbed and I believe you can watch at Dramacrazy.net, dramcrazy or even viki.com.

      only1tony

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      • 8.2.1 Cynthia

        Hey! I had some time and watched it. And…it was GOOD!
        Like a CSI for the high school set. No spoilers, but that racing through the library stacks, cat & mouse hunt was really effective.
        Really liked the ending – sweet!
        Thanks for the review, it paid off for me! :)

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        • 8.2.1.1 Cynthia

          P.S.

          How about something a little lighter for your next review? Rom/com, perhaps?

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  9. momoisluv

    this is actually a better review than your previous one. :) good job. keep it up. and the shot with the librarian was so gorgeous.

    you can find it in this channel. and it is subbed as well.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/levig090#p/u/104/gXtXMvCGzsE

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    • 9.1 olsen

      thank u so much

      I was wondering from where i could get it

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  10. 10 angryparsnip

    I was looking forward to reading your next review and was not disappointed ! :)
    Coming from an European/American movie watching experience/background, Asian cinema/TV is somewhat different. I have watch several Hong Kong movies over the years were everyone dies or one bad guy survives so your reviews are appreciated. .
    I loved watching Murder She Wrote. I am a big mystery fan or geek, love them.

    cheers, parsnip

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  11. 11 olsen

    oooh..I think I’m gonna like this one

    Thank u Tony

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  12. 12 Maiself

    Thank you for your review. It was well written. I wait for more movie review in the future for example Oldyboy, My Sassy Girl etc.

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  13. 13 ...

    Wow, what a well written review. I agree with most of your points, especially the presentation of clues. The whole time I was just… accepting what the movie is telling me, like, “Hey, maybe MBC is the murderer! But no, the evidence doesn’t say so… or maybe this other teacher!” and when they presented who the real murderer was there was more emphasis on trying to escape him and I thought they could’ve cut down on that and spent the time to scatter the clues throughout the movie.

    I didn’t know who Kang Sora was before this but I liked her! Pity she doesn’t have much shows under her belt yet.

    and lol at all the running so true. The stairs and the hallways were well used in this movie

    Perhaps my only complaint is that you can get too wordy with your explanations? :D

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    • 13.1 only1tony

      Dear …,

      Thanks for your opinions. I can see where I would be a bit wordy. I will try harder to be more concise.

      only1tony

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      • 13.1.1 koreandramalover / kdl / kay

        Dear only1tony ;)

        Thanks again for this wonderful review! Had another enjoyable time reading it. Thanks so much for your hard work because with your effort, I am interested to watch the movie now. ;)

        And I disagree with the comment above that your review is wordy. I do not see your review as wordy at all. I believe you have tried to be as concise and precise as possible in order NOT to come across as wordy. ;)

        Well done! Thanks again! ;)

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      • 13.1.2 Cynthia

        No, keep in the “wordy”. It adds flavor to the review!

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      • 13.1.3 Artemis

        Please don’t change! I love the way you write. Makes me want to watch the movies.

        Looking forward to your next review! :-)

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      • 13.1.4 Chocobo

        Count me as another who likes the writing as-is. I don’t think it’s superfluous at all.

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  14. 14 Cathy B

    I like both reviews.

    Just please yourself, because you can’t please everyone!
    Otherwise, that paragraph about everyone being automatons would be kinda spooky. ;~D

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    • 14.1 lambayyx

      I agree. I enjoy the reviews the way they are. I don’t find them to be wordy at all, the drama recaps are much longer than this haha. I like that you pointed out all the things that are worth mentioning about this movie.
      It’s also like you’re reading my mind! When I started watching Ahjusshi, you wrote a review about it. I also watched 4th Period on the same day and now there’s a review about it too!

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  15. 15 foraredrose

    Thank you for your review!! I especially like your rating scheme – never thought about the moral/lesson part, but that can make or break a film!! Looking forward to more :)

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  16. 16 puddingpie

    I’m so surprised when I saw the title because I just watched this movie 2 weeks ago.. I agree with you on

    “After watching, I can honestly say that this movie would be a fun Saturday afternoon viewing experience”

    to me, it feels sort of drama special rather than a movie.. the plot is simple & I agree the writer could use some more characters to spice up a lil bit of the story made it more twists & flavorful (I feel bad cause I can guess the murderer after half minutes of the movie). Overall, I enjoyed this movie along with the casts.

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  17. 17 estel

    I think I’ve started watching this movie, but I don’t think I got past the first couple of minutes. I shall have to revisit it, because your review of it intrigues me. Plus, Yoo Seung-ho! What other reason do you need? ^_~

    I love that you specifically pulled out certain shots that you found striking. I love movies (and dramas) for a good, well-told story, but a well-crafted visual telling of the story is just as vital to the overall product as a good script, but is more often left out of the review. Thanks for including it!

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    • 17.1 estel

      Just went and watched it, and it was just as only1tony said: it made for a good Saturday afternoon watch, curled up in bed and drooling over jailbait Yoo Seung-ho. ^_^

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  18. 18 Sushi

    Thanks for the review!! I especially enjoyed your insight into the beautiful cinematography and theme discussion on loneliness. If I were to watch this just by myself, I probably wouldn’t have been able to grasp all of this weighty material, but now I have a better understanding and hopefully will go into the movie with more of an appreciation. (I haven’t watched it yet, but am planning to once I find it somewhere!) Your writing style really resonates with me. I can’t wait to read more of your reviews/articles!!

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  19. 19 Mia

    I love Murder She Wrote too!!!
    great review! i am planning on watching this soon!

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  20. 20 ajewell

    Wonderful review! I think it was a marked improvement from the first, and overall, felt much more balanced. I especially love how you addressed the film’s various themes. In this type of film, you wouldn’t think it could achieve much depth when all the action supposedly spans only forty-odd minutes . . . but there’s clearly some interesting concepts at play beyond the ticking clock and excessive running.

    As for the film itself, I watched this shortly after it came out, but for the life of me, can’t remember a thing about it! I do recall lots of running, and possibly an important show-down in the library . . . but as for the motive of the killer (or even who it was) my memory remains frustratingly blank. I must have watched it before I began cataloging and rating all the films I’ve watched, which allowed it to slip through the cracks – so really, it’s a good thing you have these reviews to look back on! After awhile, all these movies start to blend together, and keeping them straight becomes a major pain in the butt!! ;)

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  21. 21 darknesseyes

    thanks for this! im always wondering which movies to watch and you make it easy for me :)

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  22. 22 creampuff007

    Fem to be defined by beauty… I really enjoyed and agreed with your analysis regarding femininity. It irks me to know that the female leads always need to get that stupid make over to become anybody.

    Also happy to see that you went to medical school and watched dramas.(?) It keeps me going.

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  23. 23 MJP

    only1Tony,

    You are gonna laugh at me, but when I hit the foaming at the mouth picture and the bloody body picture, I stopped reading and shuddered. Yes, really!!! I can’t read the rest of the review right now because I may have nightmares now! LOL! I have to go watch a rom-com now to erase those pics from my mind!!!

    Great review up until I got the heebee-jeebee’s. I look forward to reading the rest. I’ll skip the the bottom and review backward!

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  24. 24 Anna1

    thanks for the review. went to watch it after the recommendation. It was exciting and just as wonderfully reviewed interesting to watch. =)

    thanks!

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  25. 25 laos7

    I’ve just ended watching the movie and reading your review and I’ve to say thank you <3
    Thanks to you I got to watch the movie for the first time in a very long time and it was indeed good, quite captivating, but not 'great'.

    Thank you once more :)
    And I've really nothing bad to say about your review, I liked every moment of it ^_^

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  26. 26 laya

    Thanks for the recap, only1tony! Now I want to watch it as well! ^__^ [Plus, it's YSH, who is always a good reason to watch :D ]

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  27. 27 Yuuko

    Thank you for movie review only1tony.
    I watched this movie long time ago and like it. Interesting plot and funny. I agree with your comment.

    Looking forward to more review.

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  28. 28 Rachael

    Thanks for the review and bravo on the improvement! This was much more concise and had a greater progression compared to your last one. I found it got a little lost towards the end; some of the character mentions you could have probably brought in earlier and cut word count or just needed a bit more precision on why you mentioned it. Or it could just be you were getting a little tired towards the end of your review ;). However, you’re now at the point where you’re pretty much picking and choosing what to keep in your review style I say. So good luck on deciding between what you want to keep and all of our opinions while giving excellent reviews on what you picked (or been requested about) and why. Looking forward to your next one!

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  29. 29 Ubo

    I liked the ending for two reasons – the girl throwing the book out of the window and the finale song. Anyone can recall the title of the song and the artist?

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  30. 30 Lea

    who knows the ending song?? it’s really good. the movie was too!

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  31. 31 Shevie

    I really liked the review. hope to see more soon. I happen to like your writing style (in both reviews). just keep doing wat u’re doing. I liked the theme and cinematography parts a lot which works well with reviewing movies. good job.

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  32. 32 indigowine

    Love this kind of depressed movie.. although it was not so depressed after all (knowing who the killer is -_-”)

    But in overall, I LOVE the tone and the basic plot.. but seriously.. WHO would touch a murder weapon?? Have you not seen any movies? -_-”

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  33. 33 Chocobo

    only1tony,

    Great review. Thanks so much for including the rating and the warnings over graphic content as we suggested last time. Exactly what I was looking for from your last review.

    Great job!

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  34. 34 Arhazivory

    Ohhh. I’ve been wondering about this movie. Thanks for the review Tony. I’ll be adding this one to the plan-to-watch list.

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  35. 35 Birthday Girl

    Great review. I watched it myself and you have seen deeper then I thought possible and recognized some great themes despite this not being one of the best movies..

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  36. 36 nuri

    Hey, I just read your review, its a well written review. Thank you.

    Actually, I’m looking for something to watch on the weekend and decided to check out your review before watching. I read The Man From Nowhere and this review and just realized that you give just enough spoilers to make me want to watch the movie but not over-spoilers to give all the plot point/story.

    I’m really grateful for that and the fact you have different way of story telling compare to JB and GF and its perfect. Because when I read drama recap, I want to know everything in details and I’ll watch it anyway but if I know everything happens in the movie, I’m not going to watch it.

    So, thanks again

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