Bakjwi (Thirst) Reviews

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November 1, 2018
The few funny or visceral scenes cannot hide the fact that in the year that the vampire flick has been reinvigorated... this is a major disappointment.
March 26, 2010
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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.
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.
September 10, 2009
What the film is saying, so far as I can tell, is that, if cut, you will bleed. And bleed.
September 10, 2009
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.
August 24, 2009
Leaves your hope for something not just unusual but tasty unquenched.
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.
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.
August 3, 2009
Funny at times, perhaps not purposefully so, it's never truly scary or even thrilling.
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.
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."
July 31, 2009
Soaked in blood though it is, Thirst leaves some essential cravings unsatisfied.
July 31, 2009
Thirst's excesses will entertain some viewers, but if you want coherence, look elsewhere.
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.
July 30, 2009
Overlong by a half-dozen blood spurts and tonally frantic
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.
May 18, 2009
The film is - for the most part - technically superb and gorgeous to look at it just comes across as more than a little underwhelming.
May 16, 2009
The movie as a whole-which runs nearly two-and-a-quarter hours-has no sense of rhythm or flow whatsoever.
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