Bakjwi (Thirst) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Bakjwi (Thirst) Reviews

Page 2 of 6
October 16, 2009
There's plenty to get your teeth into - just a shame you've got to wait so long for the main course.
October 16, 2009
A baroque shocker of sensuous unease and cinematic excess marbled with veins of jet-black comedy, Thirst is far from a perfect film, but it might still prove to be a great one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 16, 2009
Chan-wook's film is as gluttonous and stylish as I'm a Cyborg, but fortunately Thirst's renewed appetite for bloodlust and self-annihilation suits the director's pyrotechnics better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 16, 2009
While its most dazzling scenes recall David Cronenberg's The Fly and Schrader's Catpeople, it topples into self-parody in spells, as if John Waters was remaking In The Realm Of The Senses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 16, 2009
A fresh spin on the vampire myth resulting in a wildly inventive and blackly comic horror. Pity it's got more padding than the average fat suit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 16, 2009
Gruesome, disturbing, definitely over-long but strangely moving, Thirst brings vivid new ideas to an overworked genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 16, 2009
Once on course, he is uncontrollable. I don't mean the hero, I mean the director. Park's gallows wit and visual inventiveness keep us alert for an hour amid the ramshackle story structuring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 16, 2009
The film is way too long, and quite sick, though Park's demented lyricism will stay with you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 16, 2009
Unleashing torrents of stylishly shot blood-letting he mocks the anaemic approach to the carnal undercurrents of vampire lore favoured by western cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 15, 2009
An enjoyable, extremely stylish and well acted vampire drama that builds to a terrific finale, though it's also overlong, struggles to find the right tone and drags considerably in the middle section.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 12, 2009
The over-long duration makes it a gruelling journey at times, but it's worth sticking to the end, just to see what the hell Park will come up with next.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 5, 2009
The heart of Thirst may be a vampire film but its soul is a morality play, while its flesh is a sensuous playground of desire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 10, 2009
It's a production of sensational confidence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 10, 2009
What the film is saying, so far as I can tell, is that, if cut, you will bleed. And bleed.
Read More | Original Score: B-
September 9, 2009
Thirst is a grim antidote to the sanitized, pale young things of Twilight, Supernatural and True Blood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 4, 2009
Its fierce style and ripe humor are hard to resist
August 31, 2009
Leave it to Park Chan-Wook to put a stake in any pretty, romanticized notions of the undead in down and dirty, daring and dynamic style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 30, 2009
I found this take on the vampire flick to be an original and entertaining picture that would make for a better date night than any other movie showing right now.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 28, 2009
Beautifully shot and willing to grapple with morality in ways both serious and playful Thirst entertains without moralizing, though it frequently lacks narrative drive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 27, 2009
Thirst begins with great intellectual and artistic promise, then devolves into a repetitious mess of teeth, blades, necks, bites, arterial sprays, sex, sex, sex and death.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Page 2 of 6