Parasite (Gisaengchung) Reviews

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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
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 18, 2019
"Parasite" isn't really a monster movie. Yet on at least one of its nearly infinite levels it is - and the monsters are us.
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 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 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
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
Imagine a high-wire act where the acrobat suddenly leaps to a higher wire, then to another that's higher still. It's the best way I can think of to describe the giddy thrill of watching Parasite, a masterpiece of serial surprises.
October 10, 2019
Bong's trademark slapstick is still here but the rough edges of his often too-loud lessons are shaved down nicely and his actors step forward
October 10, 2019
Maybe the best film Bong has yet made...
October 10, 2019
This is a dazzling work, gripping from beginning to end, full of big bangs and small wonders.
October 10, 2019
All the viewer knows is that Bong is telling a story about humans, which means it can be a perfect comedy until it becomes a tragedy.
October 10, 2019
Bong has some ideas in "Parasite," but the movie's greatness isn't a matter of his apparent ethics or ethos... but of how he delivers truths, often perversely and without an iota of self-serving cant.
October 10, 2019
It tells a story you could probably follow without subtitles, or any dialogue at all: the faces of these actors show with piercing clarity how it feels to be outsiders in a world of wealth and privilege.
October 9, 2019
"Parasite" is Bong's most sophisticated film to date, expertly plotted with breathtaking reveals, and shot with a smooth, slippery sheen, each frame and camera movement communicating a subconscious plot twist or theme.
October 9, 2019
Let's just say it: the South Korean auteur Bong Joon Ho is some kind of genius and he tops himself with 'Parasite'-it's explosive filmmaking on every level and one of the cinema high points of 2019 . You won't know what hit you.
October 8, 2019
"Parasite" attaches to you and doesn't let go.
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