Parasite (Gisaengchung) Reviews

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October 23, 2019
Beautiful! Brutal! and Brilliant! This Korean comedy thriller is more like two films in one. Director Bong Joon-Ho (Snowpiercer) has carefully thought out this clever take on the haves and have-nots that we'll call US Plus!
October 22, 2019
...like Shoplifters' ugly twin brother, who's kept hidden in the basement.
October 22, 2019
A deliciously twisted thriller-comedy akin to a home invasion flick, filled to the brim with meaning and dripping with directorial mastery.
October 22, 2019
It gives you a lot to think about, with no clear heroes and extreme moral ambiguity.
October 22, 2019
[Joon-ho]'s a master of his craft, accounting for the most minute of details while making it look like almost no work at all. His films exert a cool casualness despite their often complicated webs of plots and chameleon-esque tone.
October 22, 2019
Economic disparity may be the greatest subject of the twenty-first century for intimate horror.
October 21, 2019
Joon-ho is an excellent filmmaker and this might just be his piece-de-resistance.
October 21, 2019
This is the best movie of the year... A tonal marvel.
October 21, 2019
An absolutely extraordinary achievement on every conceivable level, even though I think it's a bit of a cheat.
October 21, 2019
It's an ingenious satire of class that goes to some shockingly dark places. But it's also so, SO funny, finding humor in all sorts of places that the movies rarely do
October 21, 2019
You'll watch knowing you're in the hands of a master filmmaker...
October 20, 2019
It's pure-strain Bong all the way through, surprising and unsubtle in all his appealing glory.
October 19, 2019
Surprising in its observations and developments, the film is has all the makings of one destined for rewatch and deeper examination in perpetuity - a film with the power to continue to reveal things about how we interact and how we survive.
October 19, 2019
"Parasite" expresses consequential ideas that matter to the filmmaker about the way we live today, and the prejudice and malice we create for ourselves and others.
October 19, 2019
Let's just get this out of the way: Parasite is the best film of 2019.
October 19, 2019
Throughout, the director's camerawork and mise en scene are impressively subtle, carefully parsing out information about characters and setting to force viewers to stay alert to the tiniest details.
October 19, 2019
One of the best movies of 2019, Bong Joon Ho's latest is a film of dramatic power, innovative comedy, romantic poetry and melancholy beauty.
October 19, 2019
One of the year's best, Bong Joon Ho's Parasite is an absurdly masterful dissection of division and greed, and a thunderously assorted filmgoing experience.
October 18, 2019
Scathingly brilliant, satirical and exquisitely frenzied.
October 18, 2019
By returning to familiar themes and family values, Bong has again latched on to the collective mindset with a touch and a tease of the outré.
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