It's a nearly perfect film, from Bong's masterful use of framing and visual language and control of a wildly shifting tone to the performances (all terrific) to the commentary on class division.
~ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
Unanimous winner of the Cannes Palm d'Or, voted Best film at the Sydney Film Festival. Nominated in the upcoming Academy Awards for Best picture, director, original screenplay, editing, production design and international feature.
Bong Joon Ho has crafted a film that defies genre ... Parasite is a comedy, a tragedy, a satire, a thriller and a romance. It's also a timely reflection on the inequality of modern society, and the enduring power of family.
From the set design, to the performances and the script, Parasite glows with the clarity of Bong Joon Ho's vision, which is playful and empathetic yet also razor-sharp and savage. One of the cinematic highlights in what was a wonderful year for cinema.