Parasite (Gisaengchung) Reviews

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October 17, 2019
As we watch both families act in different, but intersecting, pieces of social/anthropological theatre, Bong [Joon-ho] cuts through their mutual hunger, and what ultimately and tragically separates them, with a jaundiced eye and an acidic sense of humor.
October 17, 2019
A one-of-a-kind combination of keenly felt drama and sly social satire that is already a master class in contemporary filmmaking before it shifts narrative gears in ways that need to see to be believed.
October 17, 2019
Expect some blood and a surprisingly poignant ending.
October 17, 2019
Bong... harnesses the precise anxieties everyone of us is currently sharing-top of that list, the growing income gap and the crumbling planet-and uses them to make every scene in this blackhearted comic thriller crackle with energy and purpose.
October 16, 2019
Bong Joon-ho's latest masterpiece and the best film I've seen so far this year...
October 16, 2019
Gloriously amoral tale of an unscrupulous poor family that connives its way into the mansion of a rich, gullible clan is very funny and very dark. Sure-handed and sly, with a moral compass that wavers as the tables turn
October 16, 2019
Bong takes this battle between classes and one family's attempt to take that much craved next step up the economic ladder, and twists it into a fun house thrill ride.
October 15, 2019
Much like the Kims, a viewer can get lulled into luxuriating in the superficial details of the film. But it's what's lurking below the surface that will stay with you long after the movie is over.
October 15, 2019
Bong harnesses the torment that capitalist greed, deregulation, and gaping inequality have unleashed across the world, making Parasite's dystopian vision ring universally true.
October 14, 2019
Parasite is the most powerful, most important, most essential film of 2019, a perfect distillation of style and substance, an ideal conclusion for such an amazing decade for Asian cinema.
October 14, 2019
Bong [Joon-ho] plays merrily with the narrative, spinning it in ways that add clever observations on the themes while deepening characters and keeping the audience both amused and unnerved.
October 14, 2019
"Parasite" combines dark humor, social commentary and domestic thriller elements to explore the vicious class divisions in South Korea. Like few recent films it not only captures social relations in its country of origin, but anywhere in the world.
October 14, 2019
Bong Joon Ho dazzles your senses and infects your mind with a delicious concoction of artful entertainment that delivers a poignant cinematic experience. [Full review in Spanish]
October 14, 2019
An unmistakable crowd pleaser ... featuring a linear steel trap of a script.
October 13, 2019
A triumph of directing, writing, cinematography and acting. It's destined to become an all-time classic that will be discussed and analyzed for many years to come. Believe the hype.
October 12, 2019
Cinematographer Kyung-pyo Hong's ("Mother") camera often pans in a vertical motion, emphasizing the upstairs downstairs elements of Bong's story... one of the year's most entertaining movies.
October 11, 2019
What starts out as a fantasy becomes a family's struggle with their place in a global framework designed to keep them down. They realize that getting out of the basement will require more than a few agile maneuvers.
October 11, 2019
Bong Joon-ho's latest film is virtually everything one could desire in a contemporary film.
October 11, 2019
There's not many movies this year as sleek and polished as Parasite. An absolute delight to watch with Bong Joon Ho proving himself to be a masterful director again.
October 11, 2019
Parasite is a brilliant film and for a thriller, it's absolutely unpredictable...
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