Parasite

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  • 5 of 5 stars
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    This is a wholly original movie and it consistently surprised me with each turn of events.
  • 2 of 5 stars
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    I do not get the universal acclaim for this film. It is deeply disturbing but completely unpleasant. There are few if any characters to care about so it was hard to invest in the story. The acting was its lone strong point.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Bong Joon-ho utilizes every tool out of his writing and directing toolbox in order to make "Parasite" one well-paced tonal roller coaster with a lot of symbolism that says a lot about class conflict and financial divide.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    The director created one of the best cult movies in the 20th century. From the second 10 it catches you, full of excitement from start to finish. I love everything, just made history.
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    A very good movie that kept me engaged the entire time.
  • 1.5 of 5 stars
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    I am shocked at the rating. It was somewhat negative, not particularly clever or endearing. Statement on class struggle from point of view of jealousy and envy rather that achievement. Can see why it would appeal to the patronising academy as a masterpiece. Everyone remained in their place.
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    Great movie that kept me thinking the whole time what was going to happen next.
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    Great but simple commentary, interesting story and very relatable and well made characters.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    This is a film from South Korea and it is the first non-English film to win the Best Picture Oscar. And what a brilliant film it is. This is storytelling at its finest, with an engrossing marriage of script, cinematography, acting and detail. Director Bong Joon-ho weaves a tale that vacillates between drama and black comedy flawlessly. And just when you get comfortable with this vacillation, he throws in an unexpected twist which brilliantly turns the movie into a suspenseful thriller. As if that weren't captivating enough, the entire film is a satire on societal classes that hammers down hard and heavy. There are 10 main characters, and the actors that inhabit them are all impressive. However, I would be remiss not to highlight Kang-ho Song as the patriarch of the Kim family. His ability to convey emotions, and switch between them in seconds, without uttering a word was inspired. He could have you chuckling and then gut wrenched with just the slightest of movement and expression. He was the blue diamond among a cast of rubies and emeralds. The story revolves around the Kim family and the Park family. The Kims are a family of little means who are not above con work to obtain an income. The Parks are an affluent family who breeze through the world of social elitism rather obliviously. The Kim family son cons his way into a job tutoring the Park family daughter. Manipulating Mrs. Park, eventually each member of the Kim family ends up working for the Parks, though the Parks are unaware that any of the Kims are actually related. The deception of how each Kim obtains a position in the Park home is outrageously funny. Once they are all employed however, things take a turn in a fantastic "what the hell?" moment! To provide more details would be a disservice for anyone who decides to view the film. In the end, which family is the parasite remains uncertain. Is it the Kims living off the wealth of the Parks or is it the Parks living off the hard work of the Kims? The movie is quite clear though as it closes on its heartbreaking ending, that the wide gap of wealth disparity is the new norm and the upward mobility of the working class is quite clearly the shadow of a bygone era. No doubt this is one reason the movie resonated so well to audiences worldwide.
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    Filme pesado, adorei