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Thursday, July 29, 2010

[4.75/10] The Housemaid (2010)

The Housemaid (2010)

Short review: "The Housemaid" is a remake of the 1960 movie of the same name. It tells the story of Eun-yi, a middle-aged divorcee, who's hired as an upper class family housemaid. But soon enough, master of the house Hoon takes advantage of his social position by slipping into her sheets. "The Housemaid" is slick and quiet Korean thriller, that is, unfortunately, everything but thrilling. It lacks tension, suspense and excitement . The characters are flat, undefined and confused, as are their actions. The overly simply and monotonous dialogue slowly resounds through the expensive and ultra-modren, yet cold environment of rich mаn's house, and it rarely evokes any emotion in viewer,'s heart other than boredom. "The Housemaid" isn't a terrible film, though. It's nicely-paced and decently-shot. The story is very realistic and rather believable, and the acting is good from the entire cast. The biggest problem of "The Housemaid", however, is that it's completely uninvolving and way too ordinary.

  • My Rating: 4.75/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
  • IMDb: 6.8/10


Jaccstev said...

This movie is getting some seriously divided opinion. Maybe it depends on how much you have invested in the original.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Haven't seen the original, so I criticized it for what it was, without a base to compare. But I expected much more from this film and I felt extremely disappointed...