The Handmaiden

Sep 22, 2016 2h 25m

Korea, 1930s. A con man hires a pickpocket to become the maid of a mysterious and fragile heiress, in an attempt to seize her wealth. But the story...

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9 / 10 Verdict: Great
Avg. Rating: 9 # of Ratings: 5 # of Reviews: 4

Overall Rating

9 / 10 Verdict: Great
Avg. Rating: 9 # of Ratings: 5 # of Reviews: 4

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Director: Chan-wook Park

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  • BarneyNuttall

    BarneyNuttall

    8 / 10
    The Handmaiden is a seductive maze of lies and lust. Much like the seminal work of Bong Joon Ho Parasite, no character is what they seem. Park Chan Wook's signature directing style returns, with stylized closeups, grotesque violence, black comedy,... Read the full review »
  • LoTZofMovies

    LoTZofMovies

    9 / 10
    THE HANDMAIDEN (Chan-wook Park, 2016) _______________ Story: This film has one of the greatest scripts in recent years, there's no doubt about it. It's roughly split in three parts, each one told from another perspective, each one digging deeper i... Read the full review »
  • WHAT I LIKED: First and foremost, 'The Handmaiden,' is a perfectly engineered example of inventive and successful storytelling as it takes its source material and inventively re-tells it in a way that shocks and surprises and reveals itself in exc... Read the full review »
  • TheMovieDiorama

    TheMovieDiorama

    10 / 10
    The Handmaiden is sumptuous, provocative and, I can say with confidence, a masterpiece. I try not to use that word, it's rather overused for films that just aren't masterpieces. But when a film is so gorgeous that it imitates art, so multi-dimensi... Read the full review »

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