Josh Brolin, Sharlto Copley and Elizabeth Olsen star in Oldboy, Spike Lee’s remake of the South Korean revenge thriller.
Release Date: November 27, 2013
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director: Spike Lee
Screenwriter: Mark Protosevich
Cast: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Samuel L. Jackson, James Ransone
Running Time: 1 hr. 58 min.
MPAA Rating: R for strong brutal violence, disturbing images, some graphic sexuality and nudity, and language.
Oldboy follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement without any indication of his captor’s motive. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment. His quest for revenge leads him into an ill-fated relationship with a young social worker (Elizabeth Olsen) and ultimately to an illusive man (Sharlto Copley) who allegedly holds the key to his salvation.