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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    Kent GarrisonMad About Movies Podcast
    Bong Joon Ho has delivered one of the most well-assembled and compelling films of all time, which flawlessly navigates humor, despair, satire, and elements of thrilling horror to create an experience I won't soon forget.
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    Rob GonsalveseFilmCritic.com
    Parasite flips through about ten different genres and takes the best bits of each; it feels like a relaxing buffet that expresses and sparks a love of cinema.
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    Mina TaklaAwardsWatch
    Parasite is a major accomplishment and a must-see film for anyone who loves cinema.
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    Lapacazo SandovalNew York Amsterdam News
    Bong builds the smallest moments into something monumental.
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    Paddy KehoeRTÉ (Ireland)
    No doubt Asian capitalist interests are well-served in the end, there won't be rioting in the streets on the back of this one. A film is hardly effective satire if it doesn't point up a route to radical change.
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    Kevin A. RansonMovieCrypt.com
    ... playful until it becomes diabolical... only then does (writer/director) Bong Joon Ho show exactly the cards he's holding.
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    Jeffrey LylesLyles' Movie Files
    The only real question is how high you'll rank it in your top films of 2019 or the 2010s decade list.
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    Jackie K. Cooperjackiekcooper.com
    Unexpected, quirky, funny, horrific, dramatic - all of these things, but also just a bit tedious in parts. Not your average movie for sure.
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    Don ShanahanEvery Movie Has a Lesson
    Somewhere, the ghost of Alfred Hitchcock is smiling with glee.
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    Matt BrunsonCreative Loafing
    One of the 10 best films of 2019.
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