Parasite

critic Reviews

99% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score99%
  • An urgent, brilliantly layered look at timely social themes, Parasite finds writer-director Bong Joon Ho in near-total command of his craft.
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    Alci RengifoEntertainment Voice
    "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.
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    Nestor BentancorNestor Cine Desde Hollywood
    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]
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    Kent TurnerFilm-Forward.com
    An unmistakable crowd pleaser ... featuring a linear steel trap of a script.
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    Avi OfferNYC Movie Guru
    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.
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    Laura CliffordReeling Reviews
    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.
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    Rachel SymeThe New Republic
    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.
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    Scott NyeBattleship Pretension
    Bong Joon-ho's latest film is virtually everything one could desire in a contemporary film.
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    EJ MorenoFlickering Myth
    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.
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    Alan NgFilm Threat
    Parasite is a brilliant film and for a thriller, it's absolutely unpredictable...
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    Matthew LucasFrom the Front Row
    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.
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