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The Wailing

Released May 20, 2016 2h 36m Mystery & Thriller Horror TRAILER for The Wailing: Trailer 1 List The Wailing: Trailer 1 The Wailing: Trailer 1 1:50 View more videos
99% Tomatometer 86 Reviews 81% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings Suspicion leads to hysteria when rural villagers link a series of brutal murders to the arrival of a mysterious stranger (Kunimura Jun). Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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The Wailing delivers an atmospheric, cleverly constructed mystery whose supernatural thrills more than justify its imposing length.

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Alexandra Heller-Nicholas The Blue Lenses The Wailing's is a world where histories, identities, cultures, realities and generic codes and conventions collapse in spectacular, unforgettable style. Aug 25, 2018 Full Review Nigel Andrews Financial Times Very crazy, very Korean, very long: 156 minutes of murder, diabolism, exorcism and things that go bump by day and night. Rated: 4/5 Dec 27, 2016 Full Review Kate Muir Times (UK) A complex Korean horror with the surreal village feel of Twin Peaks. Rated: 4/5 Nov 29, 2016 Full Review Carolyn Hinds JoySauce.com Written and directed by Na Hong-jin, The Wailing is one of my favorite horror films. It’s deeply unsettling in how Na Hong-jin uses sound, imagery, time, and costuming to build a layered story... Nov 9, 2022 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Na's film belongs on a shortlist of horror titles that question everything, forcing the realization that most people know nothing for certain and yet still behave with conviction. What could be more frightening? Rated: 4/4 Feb 18, 2022 Full Review Toussaint Egan Polygon It's a masterpiece of mood, and a 156 minutes, a parade of every horror trope imaginable. Oct 20, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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Whit H One of my favorites. The acting is superb. The scares are genuine. And the story is the perfect combination of intense and heartbreaking with a touch of laughter. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/22/24 Full Review Audience Member Comedy and horror doesn’t go together well. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 05/23/24 Full Review martin m An excellent movie that keeps you thinking and theorizing what’s going on while also sucking you more and more in for every minute that passes. I went in completely blind on what this movie was essentially about and ended up absolutely loving it, I recommend this movie to anyone enjoying a mystery / horror type of vibe with great cinematography and acting. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/19/24 Full Review Jared B confusingly good. super recommended. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/06/24 Full Review Wyatt S Derivative, boring, slow, nonsensical. Enough said. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 04/21/24 Full Review Adam B I don't understand why this movie has such a good reputation. It was fine, but I don't eve really know what I watched. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/23/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis Suspicion leads to hysteria when rural villagers link a series of brutal murders to the arrival of a mysterious stranger (Kunimura Jun).
Director
Na Hong-jin
Screenwriter
Na Hong-jin
Distributor
Well Go USA
Production Co
20th Century Fox International, Ivanhoe Pictures, Side Mirror
Genre
Mystery & Thriller, Horror
Original Language
Korean
Release Date (Theaters)
May 20, 2016, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 6, 2016
Box Office (Gross USA)
$785.4K
Runtime
2h 36m
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