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Bakjwi (Thirst) Reviews

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November 17, 2009
Something must have bored writer/director Chan-wook Park, because the second and third acts of Thirst play like scenes out of a totally different and much more incoherent film.
August 3, 2009
Funny at times, perhaps not purposefully so, it's never truly scary or even thrilling.
August 2, 2009
"Thirst" lacks an appropriate atmosphere and tempo to compete with last year's great deconstructionist vampire movie "Let the Right One In."
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 7, 2009
Too bad the film never quite gets the blood pumping in the viewer, which may be a failure of Park's to define his audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 31, 2009
Thirst is at least a half-hour too long. The story goes off course with pointless distractions and feeds on non-stop grisliness.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 26, 2010
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Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 14, 2009
Park's welcome streak for dark comedy does overcome the monotony here and there, but when the sun finally comes up we're left with little but scattered particles of something that tried to do something good, but ultimately failed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 31, 2009
Soaked in blood though it is, Thirst leaves some essential cravings unsatisfied.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
July 30, 2009
Overlong by a half-dozen blood spurts and tonally frantic
| Original Score: 2/5
August 3, 2009
One part myth, one part vampire and one part over the top hilarity is a promising combination, but this story doesn't add enough to the overused vampire genre to succeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
May 16, 2009
The movie as a whole-which runs nearly two-and-a-quarter hours-has no sense of rhythm or flow whatsoever.
October 20, 2009
A truly bizarre movie, a tragicomedy that Graham Greene might have written in collaboration with Bram Stoker. But it's repetitive and overstays its initial welcome.
July 31, 2009
Thirst's excesses will entertain some viewers, but if you want coherence, look elsewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 15, 2009
An overlong stygian comedy that badly needs a transfusion of genuine inspiration.
July 29, 2009
One can't take Thirst seriously, even with its ironic cha-cha music cues, when Park sets up his usual elaborate sentimental ending -- further variation on his typical self-flagellation and mortification of the flesh.
August 24, 2009
Leaves your hope for something not just unusual but tasty unquenched.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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-
April 30, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 10, 2009
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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