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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    Brad KeefeColumbus Alive
    A twisty and uproarious thriller, "Parasite" packs a ton of entertainment around some sharp and timely social satire.
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    Eric D. SniderCrooked Marquee
    A scathing satire-farce-tragedy-horror... You might not like where it goes, but you certainly won't forget it.
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    Chris KnightNational Post
    Bong leads us into this realm slowly and expertly, often relying on an eclectic soundtrack - opera one moment, a jazzy all-drums set the next - to carry us forward.
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    Jeff SimonBuffalo News
    Parasite is a great film all right. It is not, I think, to be missed by anyone who seriously cares about movies.
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    David NusairReel Film Reviews
    Filmmaker Bong does a superb job of immediately drawing the viewer into the deliberately-paced proceedings...
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    Louisa MooreScreen Zealots
    One of the most intriguing, intelligent, and disturbing films of the year.
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    Elaine ChoMediaversity Reviews
    Parasite exudes cultural specificity, with deep cuts to Korean headlines and reality TV shows.
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    Sergi SánchezFotogramas
    It's difficult to find a recent movie that defines in such a visual way, through domestic architecture, the perverse mechanisms of domination of neoliberal capitalism. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Jeff YorkCreative Screenwriting
    Bong Joon Ho has not only delivered one of 2019's very best movies, but the symbolism he's woven throughout the picture is some of the finest placed on film in years.
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    Rachel Wagnerrachelsreviews.net
    The writing is fantastic, as well as the acting, production design and score
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