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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    Ben CrollTheWrap
    Bong delivers a stunning return to form with this newest venture.
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    Rafer GuzmanNewsday
    An imaginative comedy-thriller with darkness at its core.
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    Leah GreenblattEntertainment Weekly
    If the movie is a Rorschach of who you identify as parasite and host, it's a test you're just as likely to fail; a filmgoing experience that refuses to fit into any box, and forces viewers to breathe the dangerous air outside of it too.
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    Bob MondelloNPR
    Let's just say that by "Parasite's" conclusion, what started out as a comedy of manners has become a furious snarl of rage and his most arresting social satire yet.
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    Nathaniel BellL.A. Weekly
    Even if its social message about culture and class (Alfred-Hitchcock-by-way-of-Karl-Marx) is laid on too thick in the end, this Parasite slithers most agreeably.
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    Andrew O'HehirSalon.com
    It isn't an easy ride, and as with life in the non-metaphorical world, the destination is uncertain. You'll see strange and wonderful things along the way.
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    Julia SwiftMy Champlain Valley
    Get ready for thrills and laughter. As the credits roll, all the layers of meaning in every shot, character and object become clear and you can't wait to spread the word. This is what cinema does best -- entertain, provoke, create discussion.
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    Ben RolphDiscussing Film
    Everything is superbly controlled and nailed to the point at which you begin to question, how is this possible?
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    Tessa SmithMama's Geeky
    Parasite surprised me over and over. I constantly had no idea what was going to happen next. But what did happen, was amazing and extremely well done.
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    Robert KoehlerCineaste Magazine
    When the history of this moment in world cinema is written, Parasite will take its place as the movie that got the moment right.
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