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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    Eileen JonesThe Jacobin
    I'm still in considerable pain from watching Parasite, days later. It's that great of a film.
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    Monica ReidFar Out Magazine
    With Parasite, Bong Joon-Ho has produced a brilliant social commentary, and what might well be the best film of 2019.
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    Diane CarsonKDHX (St. Louis)
    As with his earlier works... [director Joon-ho Bong] embeds a biting social critique in a dynamic narrative with unexpected risks and satisfying surprises.
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    Michael CalleriNiagara Gazette
    South Korean director Bong Joon-Ho's "Parasite" contains everything that's exciting about his films: a grand fluidity of camera movements and a framing of shots that makes you look into corners just in case something's lurking. B
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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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