Based on 186 votes and 60 reviews
Outstanding and daring this movie sounds off on class distinctions and the remnants of a one time caste system of dynastical Korea. Although it has largely disappeared in the modern era, social discrimination still exists and this film not only spotlights that capitalistic-like gap but exposes the depths of want and desire which haunt the less fortunate. I had to read this movie, which I never enjoy, but the impressive depiction of these hapless and/or parasitical characters from this amazing ensemble made it as easy to consume as the sirloin ram don. One of the best films I’ve seen in a long time.
First 2/3rds of the movie was extremely boring. The ending helped but the characters are all so unlikeable. Definitely not a movie I'd ever watch again.
It's the cinema of our age. It addresses the real fundamental issues behind the basic notion of capitalism without preaching nor agenda. It made me think about how I treat others and being treated according to the stations in life such as ethnicity, profession, economic status. MUST SEE MOVIE. No other movie addresses the reality that's so entertaining too.
It starts out as a comedy, the cinematography is deep and draws you in, the characterizations and acting are good....then the violence and stab fest begins. Not a comedy, it's a bloodletting retributive old testament-style tragedy. Not what we expected at all. Not sure what message this narrative hoped to achieve at all.
Creative story with many levels. Interesting glimpse into south Korean culture and geography
Black comedy quite real and depressing that humans behave this way. ….very gory... enough of the blood bath to make a point of inequality of life for the poor versus the rich appearing to care less of others Did not enjoyit!
Masterpiece work of art, depth of symbolism, character and meaning. Outstanding directing and acting. Wow. Blown away. I saw it here months ago but am going again to see it again after watching many analysis of the movie. Best of the decade.
Golden Globe Winner for best Foreign Film - go and see this movie on the big screen.
Great movie - creative story line with good acting. Quirky many different twists and turns.
The movie was engaging until the last gory scenes, not at all necessary to see a blood bath. Seeing contemporary Korean life was what I appreciated, the contrast between rich and poor, a failure of many nations. I don't see why this film received the Palme d'or at Cannes
Good realistic acting and movie making makes an improbable plot probable. Quirky and inventive directing. Only issue was the multiple times the story ended only to revive once again for yet another ending. Worth seeing.
Amazing! Probably the best movie of the year. If you don’t like subtitles, suck it up and watch anyways. It’s worth it. Bong Joon Ho has consistently proven himself to be one of the greatest directors of the 2010s and this is his best film yet.
All movies should be this good.
I loved all the unexpected twists and turns.
Complex characters with unexpected twists leaving you switching who you find yourself rooting for many times. Parts of the setup are a little slow at times but more than make up for it by the end. A little patience yields huge rewards.
Weird and gross Asian movie. That's it
Subtitles but excellent movie far better than some of the other movies at the box office. I enjoyed this movie
Slow moving Gory Not flowing Not worth even one star
Bong Joon-ho a great Korean director Who also directed the action film Snowpiercer. Mixed action, violence comedy. A low income family set afoot into the upper class world with a twist and a few bumps along the way. Spoiler ALert with english subtitles. Take a chance check this Parasite for yourselves