Cutter

Cutter (2016)

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Yoon Jae moves to a new high school and starts hanging out with Se Joon, a mysterious student. This movie will bring out cold sweats as tension never ends in the typical life of a high school student.

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    커터
  • Also Known as:

    keoteo; Eclipse

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SkyRyle
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Aug 15, 2016
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
TL:DR It's a good DRAMA movie, but it's not a thriller.

Just a little note that I watched it raw and I am not a fluent Korean speaker, so I may be wrong on certain occasions.

The things I loved:
- Character portrayal. I loved how this movie took its time to show what the characters thought of each other using actions and glances rather than just words. I believe that it read more creates a certain tension of the viewer thinking whether the characters mean what they do, or whether it is simple over analyzation. This gives credit to the amazing casts and storyline.
- The suspense. Yes I said that this is not a thriller, and I mean it, but there is some level of suspense (or tension) throughout the movie, and I credit the music for that. It's not your dramatic movie suspense but those everyday suspense that normal people feel because of human relations.

The things I didn't quite like:
- The trailer vs the movie. I came for a thriller movie and so I had certain expectations when I started watching. Therefore I am not going to lie. I was a bit disappointed when I watched it (but that added the element of surprise, which is always nice) Don't get me wrong though. I thoroughly enjoyed and was indulged in this movie.
- The last scene of the movie. No spoilers, I know. But when you finish watching, tell me that if I am wrong when I say that the crew/director kind of miss the point of something and maybe thought we didn't notice something. Idk, might just have been me.

Anyway, Choi Taejoon is in here and I love him, so this movie is borderline BOMB.
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Michael
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9 days ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
Really excellent, both as a mystery thriller of high school boys becoming involved in the lurid criminal underworld and in the unfolding of the characters of the protagonists. It's also a classic tale of how an innocent acting for good motives (helping his mother) gets caught up in crime. I also feel the BL theme is absolutely central to this movie. All the events that happened would simply not have developed the read more way they did but for the initial attraction between Se Joon and Yoon Jae. It's brought out when the pair meet at the end when the truth seems clear even if still unspoken. There's also the irony that the "strong" character Se Joon is revealed as vulnerable exactly where his deepest feelings lie - if he'd been strong enough to express his feelings to Yoon Jae I'm sure the triangle between him, Yoon Jae and Eun Yeong would have been shown as unreal and events would not have ended up as they did. I get the feeling Se Joon realised his attraction but could not express it, whereas Yoon Jae was too innocent and suppressed his feelings but may have finally realised the truth too late. Depends how you interpret the ending. I felt sorry for poor Eun Yeong - well played by the lovely Moon Ga Young - who was really caught in the middle between two boys unable to fully express their love for each other. The treatment of her character's part was for me the most objectionable aspect of the movie - if maybe justified by the plot. The ending was also very well thought out and acted, even if - for those of us with a romantic outlook - a real bummer. Re-watch value high because even when you know the story, it's a pleasure to appreciate the finer details of how the characters develop and the plot is acted out.
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    CHRIS SYAN 10 days ago - edited

    THIS IS A FUCKING BL MOVIE!!!! HUGE SPOILER AHEAD
    Since Korea is a Christian country, tbe story was really good at undercovering the BL element so well. I mean its obvious but not obvious if you'd not look farther than the glass. The way Se Joon walks with Yoon Jae, especially the ending where Se Joon finally says "I really want to tell you the truth, even just once" the word TRUTH already speaks for itself and the part when they were drinking and Se Joon says "Who says WE would get CAUGHT" I mean 'Secret Relationship' though. Se Joon is jealous, concerned and wanting to have Yoon Jae's attention all the time (thats why everytime S. Joon scolds Y. Ji makes me scream 'Boyfriend Rules, must follow') for not making him feel good about what Y. Ji does. It's everywhere, and the main theme pf this story is that 'Posessiveness is an asshole, Jealous is a bitch' and 'Fucking tell the truth while you can'

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      Iwyn 9 days ago - edited
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      HeilDoge 9 days ago

      Please!, for the love of The Holy Potato, tell me where did you watch this eng subbed?

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      Michael 9 days ago

      I felt the problem for them was that Se Joon recognised but could not express or was afraid to express his feelings in case of frightening off Yoon Jae - and Yoon Jae may not even have been aware of his feelings except subconsciously - until the end when it was all too late. But it was brilliantly acted or I suppose we wouldn't be discussing all these interpretations.

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      Iwyn 4 days ago

      @HeilDoge You can find it on yt. The title is: [ ENG SUB & INDO SUB ] BL CUTTER / ECLIPSE Korean Movie.
      Sorry for the late reply!

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    sound 10 days ago - edited

    Wow loved the movie so much meaning . the ending was good so much meaning I didn't fully wish it ended like thsf but didn't hate it it was good. Se Joon I really loved his character. His possessiveness could have been seen in two different ways and maybe it actually was. Yet he longed for his friendship ( more to it than just friendship though if were talking bl there is plenty if u can uncover the scenes which are laid out on times but can also interruprt another way which i also like having in the end the same meaning) . I really enjoyed this actor I'm impressed and I love the subitlity to this drama its slow pace yet not so slow that it bores u it consistanly has moments that make you think or doubt what's really happening what is the motives why and is it sincere. Its really nice as well as the development of the characters was done great for the short time it had

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      Michael 9 days ago

      yes, you express a lot that I was also thinking

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    Paldogangsan 16 days ago
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    ayacherry 21 days ago

    This was a psychologically scary movie.

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    Focussen 23 days ago - edited
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    Myungsoos-lips Feb 18, 2017

    there was a dvd release w eng subs in 2016 im surprised the sub file hasnt been uploaded online :(

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    Kizzy Jan 3, 2017

    Ya'll why can't this get subbed already?

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    BadVolkan91 Sep 23, 2016 - edited

    Amazing movie~

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      NoorLakk Oct 15, 2016

      did you watch it with english sub ?

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      BadVolkan91 Oct 16, 2016

      No. Just watched the movie without sub and read a summary which explained some scene in the movie from the beginning to the end.

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    Sungjaes_Muko Jul 19, 2016 - edited

    can some please tell where i can find this movie with eng subs?

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      Taeil Aug 14, 2016

      hasn't been subbed yet.

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    L0V3E Apr 10, 2016 - edited

    Where can I watch this? - unsubbed or subbed

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      L0V3E Apr 17, 2016

      Yeah, I've watched it. Thanks though.

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      sound May 6, 2016

      did u watch it subbed ?im in the mist of trying to find it subbed so if u have any links much appreciated .

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      L0V3E May 14, 2016

      no, I didn't. I still can't find the subs.

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    twicky Apr 6, 2016

    I hope someone sub this soon when the dvd comes out.

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    sound Mar 31, 2016

    OMG sounds so good

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    mana Jan 7, 2016

    Can't wait! :-)

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  • Release Date:

    Mar 30, 2016

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