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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    Terry MesnardGayly Dreadful
    Parasite is a mature and complex examination of the cyclical nature of the haves and have-notes. It's probably the best film I've seen this year.
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    Eve TushnetThe American Conservative
    This is a movie about messages, codes and plans, subterranean communications and misperceptions. Parasite may even be a "message movie," though it has an artistry that term conceals.
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    Malik AdánREELYDOPE
    Parasite ups the ante by presenting the (sometimes literal) moral depths of the dream of class mobility.
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    Loren KingNewport This Week (RI)
    Bong drags human greed and its consequences into the light with his lacerating wit, unabashed brutality and heart-wrenching tragedy, turning "Parasite" into an audacious and explosive parable for our times.
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    Eli GlasnerCBC News Network
    a savage and spectacular social satire
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    Amanda MazzilloFilm Inquiry
    Parasite is a well-made, engaging, and memorable film exploring class disparity in Korea. With its darkly comedic tone, Parasite manages to entertain, while crafting a surprising and socially relevant experience.
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    BRWC StaffBattle Royale With Cheese
    While the off-beat nature of the narrative surely will not appeal to everyone, those with a desire to be taken on a thrilling ride of many twists and turns will be rewarded with an unpredictable and unsettling sharp class dissection. - Nick Boyd, BRWC
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    Justin BrownMedium Popcorn
    I was just glued to the screen...amazing.
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    Brandon CollinsMedium Popcorn
    I tried to predict what was happening, and I was wrong every time. I like that...the acting was a bit different, and it took some time to get up to speed, but I really enjoyed it.
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    Grant WatsonFiction Machine
    It is a difficult task to review films like Parasite, because in the end you have almost certainly run out of superlatives with which to apply to it.
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