Bakjwi (Thirst) Reviews

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November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
October 20, 2009
Park is clearly an exceptional director capable of being weirdly funny, quirkily fantastical, brutal and sexy, sometimes at one and the same time. There's no one quite like him.
October 16, 2009
A rollicking, hysterical splatter-sex-comedy only confirms 'Thirst' as one of the year's more extreme, enjoyable entertainments.
October 16, 2009
With its rapacious appetites and forceful directing style, is definitely a vampire film for grown-ups.
October 16, 2009
Not one of Park's best films, but it has bite.
October 16, 2009
Red blood and black humour spurt hard as Thirst reveals itself to be one of the most deliciously skewed incisions into the vampire romance subgenre.
September 10, 2009
What the film is saying, so far as I can tell, is that, if cut, you will bleed. And bleed.
September 9, 2009
Thirst is a grim antidote to the sanitized, pale young things of Twilight, Supernatural and True Blood.
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 20, 2009
Thirst keeps coming up against the limitations of its various inspirations like a bumper car on a crowded court. On almost every other level, the film's audaciously entertaining, at times even quite moving. You just have to have the stomach for it.
August 20, 2009
Park aficionados are assured their fix of lurid imagery and baroque plotting, though straight-up horror buffs may get restless during the sluggish and murky middle section; Twilight fans need not apply.
August 14, 2009
[U]nlike most exercises in hematic excess--Richard Rodriguez's Planet Terror, for instance, or Tarantino's Kill Bill--Thirst offers not the consolations of camp but the intensity of opera.
August 13, 2009
Movies exist to cloak our desires in disguises we can accept, and there is an undeniable appeal to Thirst.
August 7, 2009
Thirst is juicy filmmaking -- psychologically rich, cathartic, kinky, visually engaging and almost free of vampire-movie clichs.
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
There were moments where I was genuinely scared and moments where I was genuinely moved.
August 3, 2009
Funny at times, perhaps not purposefully so, it's never truly scary or even thrilling.
July 31, 2009
Feeling anemic? Allow Dr. Musetto to prescribe large quantities of human blood. You'll find plenty of it in Thirst, from Park Chan-wook, one of South Korea's leading filmmakers.
July 31, 2009
Park has created a rumination on morality and mortality that is not at all deadly, but funny and profound and at times intensely erotic.
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