Oldboy (2013) (Empire On-Demand Review)

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It’s a dilemma: if you plan to see Spike Lee’s remake of Korean director Park Chan-wook’s celebrated revenge melodrama, you really should see the original, a genuine classic of 21st century Asian cinema. On the other hand, knowing the twist going in may compromise your enjoyment of Lee’s film. So how to decide? Easy: think how many Hollywood remakes of foreign films were better than their antecedents.

Empire rating: ★★★★

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