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Undoing

R 2006 1h 30m Drama List
31% Tomatometer 13 Reviews 23% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
Samuel returns home, after mysteriously disappearing, to mourn the death of his best friend. Read More Read Less

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Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times It's arty, murkily plotted and derivative of too many other movies. Rated: 3/5 Jan 25, 2008 Full Review Matt Zoller Seitz New York Times Undoing, by the writer and director Chris Chan Lee, buries a potentially haunting pulp thriller beneath flashy tics. Rated: 2.5/5 Dec 5, 2007 Full Review Rob Humanick Slant Magazine Despite the fact that its style comes off as somewhat schizophrenic, Undoing is a film of remarkably direct emotions. Rated: 2.5/4 Dec 5, 2007 Full Review Don Willmott Filmcritic.com though it's marred by way too many film school editing tricks, it's still a gripping little tale Rated: 3/5 Aug 1, 2008 Full Review Austin Kennedy Sin Magazine UNDOING is a perfect example of how NOT to make an independent film. Rated: .5/4 Jun 8, 2008 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 1.5/5 Feb 12, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Not all donuts come with a hole ... Talking about the TV series "Your honor" I spoke of Anglo-Saxon cultural superiority over the cultural products of Italic decadence; there are, however, exceptions to the avalanche of evidence that supports the affirmation of the opening words. I want to talk to my readers about one TV series in particular. It's name is "Undoing", the mini series starring Nicole Kidman and the revenant and papery faced Hugh Grant. The latter, having lost the youthful charm that distinguished him in the very British comedy of "Four funerals and a wedding" and in the trilogy "Brigitte Johnson's diary, came out, in the distance, in all its acting mediocrity and absence of brilliance of intellect. As an admirer of English theater and cinema, I'd take away the British citizenship from someone like Grant. This walking shadow London actor, if he spoke a bit of Italian (Bari'slang would be enough), I would see him, with his motionless demented grimaces, acting in some Italian mini TV series. The daughter of my close friend from Liverpool, Evie, 2 years aged, would be more convincingly capable to play an important part in an HBO production. If you haven't viewed "Undoing" yet, take the trouble to do so. I swear you'll be able to resist the six episodes, thanks to an impeccable Kidman who, in the face of a screenplay that seems to be written by an italian fiction writer like Gabriella Genisi, author of Lolita's investigations, backs up a pathetic Grant; the poor man is like a shot-up mule with his empty acting and idiotic facial expressions by which he strives to communicate to the viewers an unlikely drama. Or as my friend Isabella Galeazzi says: the rigid Hugh has succeeded in the enterprise of bearing the same doubtful expression for all the episodes of one who tries to remember what his wife asked him to buy at the supermarket. Indeed, he only communicates his lack of talent as an international actor, but with the good fortune to speak English and to be a subject of her Majesty. I don't want to add anything else. I have already wasted a lot of time when I viewed the mini series between yawning and dry heaving, and now as I'm trying, with the utmost discomfort, to write a meaningful review on a Tv series that makes no sense ... Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review don s An indie "thriller" about a young man who returns to Koreatown in LA to avenge the murder of his best friend, even though he had a hand in the killing, and to win back the heart of his love. There really is no mystery here, and very little point at all. There is lots of shots of people brooding and lots of talking heads. Kelly Hu looks great. A low-budget, decent effort attempt at a good movie by director Chris Chan Lee. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Brick and the first season of Crash are much better for neo-noir, but I liked some of the effects. The motif used in a conversation involving Bower and the hitman is amazing. Bower's performance reminds me of recent Eastwood and Jones. Kelly Hu is a nice bonus. The film felt severely lacking though, no martial arts or intense parts. It feels too sterile, too clean, too PG - 13 romanticized story. Just sort of bland. The end credits going in reverse and the final scene are cool. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Ultimately a fairly boring crime drama, in spite of the camera tricks thrown in to jazz it up. The story itself is fairly mundane, and I just never felt very engaged by the film. Perhaps this would be interesting for fans of the specific actors involved, but otherwise I'd have to say... Pass. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Great moment with Russell Wong. The rest not so good. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Great cinematography, but the screenplay slifles the actors. Sung Kang does the best he can with the lines he's given. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis Samuel returns home, after mysteriously disappearing, to mourn the death of his best friend.
Director
Chris Chan Lee
Producer
Karin Chien, George Huey, Sung Kang, Eric Kim
Screenwriter
Chris Chan Lee
Rating
R (Language|Some Drug Content)
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 18, 2012
Box Office (Gross USA)
$45.0K
Runtime
1h 30m