In a small Korean province in 1986, three detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found raped and murdered by an unknown culprit. The most haunting scene from this movie was definitely seeing a dude peeing on a bra and underwear i mean it will haunt me for life. Seriously this movie was just stupid and way too long as most of the films from the Top 250 are. The acting was really bad and the script even worse and the only reedeming quality was once it finally ended and the nightmare stopped cause it was terrible and meh. (0/10)
So many things towards the end of the movie that could of made me gave it a lower rating. So glad that the direction of the plot didn't take a bad turn, even if it's based on real life events there could of been many mistake.This was such a masterpiece, the direction couldn't have been any better. I was on edge of my seat (I wasn't actually sitting just using that as a way to express how I felt) well specially towards the last 50 minutes I was really into it. Almost had an emotional breakdown at many different points of it. It reminded me of the movie Se7en by Fincher, but this one might just be better. I was afraid it was trying to copy Se7en too much but this one is very unique.Perfect score for me
Memories of Murder is not for everyone. It has that distinct South Korean style that might not be delightful to all audiences.At first, it might seem some sort of police comedy, but don't get that wrong, this movie is a crime drama and I'd tip my hat for it.It has a slow pace that might be kinda overwhelming, but it holds your attention enough that you wanna keep watching. The personal struggles with each main character are done well so that you can understand their feelings and, towards the end, you're pretty much accepting all their choices.The finalé had such a peculiar feeling that I thought it was awesome! Overall, great experience! Of course the movie might look kinda weird if your not into some low budget crude weird B-flick, but don't overlook it, Memories of Murder is a nice crime drama with a solid storyline.
The movie was well scripted and genuine to the audience. The story is all about investigating the rape and murders in a specific region. It depicts how police investigate, superficially and unprofessionally, in those rural regions. If someone is a Sherlock Holmes fan, then they will be utterly disappointed. If there is a Sherlock Holmes in reality and sees this movie, he would be plucking his hairs for the way police investigated the case. The movie just illuminate the pathetic investigation all through the story. But then again the story was real and you don't wonder why the serial rapist/killer is not caught at all. If there was a studious investigator in reality, he would have finished the case a long ago with his meticulous scientific inquiry. Nevertheless, I really recommend the movie for how the depict the reality of investigation and how they approach the criminals. I definitely recommend to those psychopathic serial killer movie lovers ;)