Old­boy (2013)

FILM4, 10.50PM

The Daily Telegraph - - Today’s Television -

Spike Lee’s gar­ish re­make of the Korean clas­sic fails to cap­ture any of the orig­i­nal’s brilliance. It’s not a to­tal dis­as­ter: Sean Bob­bitt’s bravura cam­er­a­work keeps the first part hot with flashy po­ten­tial, and Josh Brolin starts out fine, as a brutish, di­vorced ad exec, but Sharlto Co­p­ley’s stereo­typ­i­cally camp Bri­tish vil­lain sends the fi­nal act tum­bling down­hill.

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