Parasite (Gisaengchung) Reviews

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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...
October 11, 2019
Bong masterfully blends these divergent genre elements into one wildly original whole, crafting an incisive indictment of income inequality and the wide gulf between the classes that is as bitterly funny as it is achingly sad.
October 11, 2019
South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho already has an impeccable track record, but he's stepped up his game with this brilliant, powerfully revealing social satire.
October 11, 2019
A very wild ride, and maybe Bong's best...
October 11, 2019
Bong Joon-ho has crafted one of the funniest comedies, most bristling class takedowns, creepiest thrillers, and contemplative films of the year.
October 11, 2019
Parasite may just be the most entertaining genre-bender of the year but more than this, the film brings a fascinating approach to class.
October 11, 2019
Between its richly textured visual style and its clever narrative twists, the film keeps escalating the suspense while a subtle commentary on socioeconomic class simmers beneath the surface. Both shocking and moving, it's a stunner.
October 11, 2019
What keeps you rapt in Parasite is the visual wit - every shot distills the movie's themes - and the richness of the characters and performances...
October 11, 2019
Bong, in short, is a merchant of stealth.
October 11, 2019
This is the best movie I've seen this year. What begins as a clever social satire about the haves and have-nots in our world morphs into an ingenious (and violent) thriller with endless story twists.
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