A masterpiece of a "detective" film. Joon-Ho once again shows his amazing directorial skills. Such character depth and story development. So well done. The acting is superb and the way Joon-Ho sets up his visual storytelling is fantastic as always. There is great subtlety at work here that just layers the way this story unfolds. Masterful. One of the best "hidden gems" of a movie I have seen in a long, long while.
There are some lovely shots of the countryside, particularly that opening sequence. I guess I was expecting to be blown away after seeing reviews for the film, but I was often anxious for something to happen. More than anything, I think we come to understand the society and culture that created this murderer.
'Memories of Murder' is one of the best murder mystery films I've seen. Bong Joon-Ho's direction is top notch, allowing his audience to get under his character's skins and feel their frustration as they try to find the culprit behind the crime. All the performances are top-notch, as is the script. Definitely check this film out.
I felt like cheering the first camera movement of the boy in the wheatfield, and from there, the movie continued to pay off with excellent camera work, direction, pacing, and humor. Song Kang-ho plays a great everyman, and the film left me feeling afraid when the credits rolled. A big achievement.