Bakjwi (Thirst)
Bakjwi (Thirst) (2009)

Song Kang-ho, Shin Ha-kyun, and Kim Ok-bin star in Oldboy director Park Chan-wook's frightener concerning a priest whose life takes a turn for the worst after he participates in a medical experiment to find a cure for a deadly disease.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 17, 2009
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81%
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The stylish Thirst packs plenty of bloody thrills to satisfy fans of both vampire films and director Chan Wook Park.

Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

A rollicking, hysterical splatter-sex-comedy only confirms 'Thirst' as one of the year's more extreme, enjoyable entertainments.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

Thirst begins with great intellectual and artistic promise, then devolves into a repetitious mess of teeth, blades, necks, bites, arterial sprays, sex, sex, sex and death.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Kiddie shows like Twilight and Blood: The Last Vampire pale (you'll excuse the expression) in comparison.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

What the film is saying, so far as I can tell, is that, if cut, you will bleed. And bleed.

Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Thirst keeps coming up against the limitations of its various inspirations like a bumper car on a crowded court. On almost every other level, the film's audaciously entertaining, at times even quite moving. You just have to have the stomach for it.

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Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

Boldly erotic and playfully ponderous about sins of the flesh, "Thirst" rips open its bodice, and various veins, with arterial sprays of carnage and carnality. It's a savage, frank, fanged fusion of "Double Indemnity" and "The Postman Always Rings Twice."

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Thirst is a grim antidote to the sanitized, pale young things of Twilight, Supernatural and True Blood.

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Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader

Park aficionados are assured their fix of lurid imagery and baroque plotting, though straight-up horror buffs may get restless during the sluggish and murky middle section; Twilight fans need not apply.

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

Perhaps no auteur is as suited to the vampire genre as South Korean director Park Chan-wook, a man who has made a career out of films full of sexual perversity, doomed romances and a seemingly insurmountable volume of blood.

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Reid Volk
A hyper-sexual and highly stylized meditation on the sins of the flesh. Song Kang-Ho is superb here as a man "living" in a perpetual state of crises.… More
paul sandberg
Oh what could have been! In "Thirst" you have a great idea; that of a priest who, while trying to help mankind by participating in a vaccine trial… More
xGary Xx
A priest accidentally infected with vampirism struggles with his new found earthly lusts and temptations while engaging in a love affair with an old… More
Cameron Sherwell
A beautifull yet brutal vampire film.
Reza Mohseni
My favorite from Park's movies.Since im big fan of blockbuster i cant describe how much i enjoyed this one.Despite many weak blockbusters which we have… More

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