Parasite

critic Reviews

, 98% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • 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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    Tim RobeyMonocle
    I think it's a career peak for [Bong Joon-ho].
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    Simran HansMonocle
    Watching that drama -- the bricks sort of build and then topple -- is so satisfying.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    [Bong Joon-ho]'s work is as playful as it is sincere and revelatory. He'll make you feel at home, and then rip the rug out from under you.
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    Linda MarricThe Jewish Chronicle
    This is what a true masterpiece looks like.
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    Ben CrollTheWrap
    Bong delivers a stunning return to form with this newest venture.
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    Mark KermodeObserver (UK)
    A tragicomic masterclass that will get under your skin and eat away at your cinematic soul.
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    PJ NabarroPatrick Nabarro
    The film feels too insincere and hypocritical to take genuinely seriously on its theme of social injustice.
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    Jason BestMarie Claire
    Boon Joon Ho keeps us thoroughly enthralled as the story unfolds, deftly calibrating shifts in tone between satire, screwball farce, black comedy and horror, and also nimbly balancing our sympathies between the two families.
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    Wesley LovellCinema Sight
    A splendid take on class inequalities that force the audience to question who is the parasite, the rich or the poor.
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    Mike MassieGone With The Twins
    Not content with a basic premise of crime and punishment, director Bong Joon Ho goes a step further, eventually corkscrewing off on a tangent that drags out the running time.
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