• Parasite (2019)

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Release Date: November 8th, 2019

R |2 hr 12 min

Plot Summary

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Cast: Woo-sik Choi, Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-Jeong Cho, Hyae Jin Chang, So-dam Park

Director: Joon-ho Bong

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Production Co: Barunson, Frontier Works Comic, CJ Entertainment, CJ E&M Film Financing & Investment Entertainment & Comics, TMS Entertainment

Distributors: Neon

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Jonathan RomneyScreen International

    Parasite is a malign delight from start to finish, with a Machiavellian sense of mischief and a cinematic brio that shows Bong revelling in his Hitchcockian control of somewhat Buñuelian material. show more

  • 70
    Stephen DaltonThe Hollywood Reporter

    Like much of Bong’s work, Parasite is cumbersomely plotted and heavy-handed in its social commentary. The largely naturalistic treatment here may also alienate some of his fantasy fanboy constituency. That said, this prickly contemporary drama still feels more coherent and tonally assured than Snowpiercer or Okja, and packs a timely punch that will resonate in our financially tough, politically polarized times. show more

  • 90
    Ben CrollTheWrap

    Bong delivers a stunning return to form with this newest venture, which takes bold leaps between tenors and tone, but holds together beautifully thanks to the director’s unparalleled visual/spatial sophistication, and his unsparing social indictment. show more

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