Memories of Murder

2020 • 131 minutes
4.4
36 reviews
95%
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Memories of Murder tells the harrowing true story of the hunt for a sadistic serial rapist and murderer terrorizing a small province in 1980s South Korea. Marking the first of many successful collaborations between four-time Oscar® winner Bong Joon Ho and leading man Song Kang Ho, the film follows the paths of three increasingly desperate detectives as they attempt to decipher the violent mind of a killer in an effort to solve the case. Now, seventeen years after its initial release, and a year after the real culprit was identified, this cult classic takes its place as a modern masterpiece.

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4.4
36 reviews
deborah elliott
December 18, 2021
The acting is very good. They don't catch the killer, but the acting and direction is so good, you keep watching anyway because the film is mesmerizing and haunting. There are 2 cops who desperately attempt to frame innocent people and beat them up. You feel sad for the defenseless villagers, but the journalists expose the incompetent cops. The raw nature of the work makes the cops half crazy. Police work is like this everywhere. This director is brilliant.
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Anabelle Bella
November 1, 2020
Memories of Murder tells the harrowing true story of the hunt for a sadistic serial rapist and murderer terrorizing a small province in 1980s South Korea. Marking the first of many successful collaborations between four-time Oscar® winner Bong Joon Ho and leading man Song Kang Ho, the film follows the paths of three increasingly desperate detectives as they attempt to decipher the violent mind of a killer in an effort to solve the case. Now, seventeen years after its initial release, and a year
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Auggie G
January 9, 2021
WARNING: This film does deal with rape. Based off a real serial killer. Subject matter is quite dark. But the writing, direction and acting is excellent. Watch this is you love crime films.
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