Parasite (2019)

Parasite (2019)

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Parasite (2019)

A poor family's and a rich family's lives unexpectedly intersect in this Palme d'Or-winning tragicomedy from South Korean auteur, Bong Joon-Ho (Okja).

"Ki-taek's family of four is close, but fully unemployed, with a bleak future ahead of them. The son Ki-woo is recommended by his friend, a student at a prestigious university, for a well-paid tutoring job, spawning hopes of a regular income. Carrying the expectations of all his family, Ki-woo heads to the Park family home for an interview. Arriving at the house of Mr. Park, the owner of a global IT firm, Ki-woo meets Yeon-kyo, the beautiful young lady of the house. But following this first meeting between the two families, an unstoppable string of mishaps lies in wait." (Cannes Film Festival)

Palme d'Or, Cannes 2019
2019Rating: MA15+, Strong violence132 minsSouth KoreaKorean with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema
Director:
Bong Joon-ho ('Okja', 'Snowpiercer', 'Memories of Murder')
Writer:
Bong Joon-ho
Cast:
Choi Woo-sikSong Kang-hoLee Sun-kyunCho Yeo-JeongChang Hyae JinPark So-dam
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Variety

Variety

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Bong is back and on brilliant form, but he is unmistakably, roaringly furious, and it registers because the target is so deserving, so enormous, so 2019: "Parasite" is a tick fat with the bitter blood of class rage.

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Total Film

Total Film

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It grips from first frame to last.

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The Times

The Times

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You expect the whole enterprise to come crashing down around his ears, but this is a film-maker in total control of his craft.

4.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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Parasite gets its tendrils into you.

4.0
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Stuff

Stuff

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Parasite is a masterclass in writing and narrative control. That a film as funny, subversive and relevant as this can still win the Cannes Palme d'Ór makes me very happy indeed.

5.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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As an escalating freak show of tension, surprise and class rage, "Parasite" would make a terrific double bill with Jordan Peele's "Us," which it matches and perhaps even surpasses in pact.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Parasite is generally gripping and finely crafted, standing up well as Bong's most mature state-of-the-nation statement since Memories of Murder in 2003.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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...the work of a director intoxicatingly in his element.

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What a devastating and an absolute rollercoaster of a movie. Parasite will surely garner even more praise than Bong Joon-Ho's other great work on the socio-economic divide, Snowpiercer.

5.0
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Variety

Variety

press

Bong is back and on brilliant form, but he is unmistakably, roaringly furious, and it registers because the target is so deserving, so enormous, so 2019: "Parasite" is a tick fat with the bitter blood of class rage.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

It grips from first frame to last.

0
The Times

The Times

press

You expect the whole enterprise to come crashing down around his ears, but this is a film-maker in total control of his craft.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Parasite gets its tendrils into you.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Parasite is a masterclass in writing and narrative control. That a film as funny, subversive and relevant as this can still win the Cannes Palme d'Ór makes me very happy indeed.

5.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

As an escalating freak show of tension, surprise and class rage, "Parasite" would make a terrific double bill with Jordan Peele's "Us," which it matches and perhaps even surpasses in pact.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Parasite is generally gripping and finely crafted, standing up well as Bong's most mature state-of-the-nation statement since Memories of Murder in 2003.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...the work of a director intoxicatingly in his element.

0

What a devastating and an absolute rollercoaster of a movie. Parasite will surely garner even more praise than Bong Joon-Ho's other great work on the socio-economic divide, Snowpiercer.

5.0
0