Movie Good or Movie Bad?’s review published on Letterboxd:
This film is a classic. There is nothing really more to say. Choi Min-sik gives one of the best performances I have ever seen, the actual weight of seeing the hallway scene in the context of the film was phenomenal, and I see how this perfectly pairs with Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance. Knowing the twist did not stop the full power of its excution and only made the power of this revenge tale even more strong. I view the ending pretty pessimistically and I think it makes the audience wonder the most important question of it all, is revenge really worth it?