Review: Say Yes (2001)

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Not available in Australia on DVD (to our knowledge)

Say Yes is not so much a thriller as a tenser. How tense? Real tense. Tense with a capital tense. By the end of this film you’ll be clenching everything but your elbows.

Park Joong-Hoon, the grinning, shambling cop from Nowhere To Hide, gives a masterful portrayal of a man so far over the edge he’s up to the next edge. He’s so good, he can sit at a table, saying nothing, doing nothing, and still make you nervous. Well, he made me nervous, and had the same effect on the lead female.

There are a couple of plot holes: for one thing, if I’d been in their situation, I’d have acted a little differently. But then again, someone like me is unlikely to be in that position (I’ll leave it as an exercise for the reader to guess why). And the flow does falter occasionally, as if the writer slunk off for a kip when the characters did. But overall it’s well worth a look, if only for Park’s implacably chilling villain.

7 new cars out of 10.
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