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A.k.a.
Parasite
Year
2019
Runtime
132 min.
Director
Bong Joon Ho
Genres
Drama, Comedy, Thriller
Rating *
8.6
Votes *
0
Checks
8,666
Favs
1,488
Dislikes
21
Favs/checks
17.2% (1:6)
Favs/dislikes
71:1
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  1. C-3PO's avatar

    C-3PO

    Omg I don't think I had ever seen so many movie genres in one single movie. And all of them work quite well! 12 months ago
  2. HyliaFischer's avatar

    HyliaFischer

    Bong Joon-Ho proves again that he's one of the best directors of this generation. 11 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    With Parasite, Bong Joon-ho drops the science-fiction metaphors of Okja and Snowpiercer to craft a much more subtle and layered film about inequity and class struggle. There are many surprises in this one, so even talking about its themes may prove to be a spoiler, but I'll do my best... At the start of the film, we're introduced to a poor family who very entertainingly con their way into a rich family's house because they're desperate. The wealthy Parks are, surprise, good people on the face of it, but privilege is an innocuous, oblivious evil, and the audience is presented with two kinds of "parasite" on society, the poor AND the rich, who are toxic to one another. Upper and lower class are fabulously represented through verticality and observational pathos, and the more extreme elements of the story portray how the poor are made to turn on each other because they've been sold on the dream that they too can achieve fortune. On the flip side, the rich have built unassailable fortunes on the backs of the poor, what's bad for the underclass, good for them, no matter how sympathetic they may play to "the help". Some lines cannot be crossed. Great cinematography, and memorable performances too. I especially like Cho Yeo-jeong's gullible young mom and Park So-dam as the slick grifting daughter. Best film of the year, they say. I'm not sure I can argue. It's definitely a film for our times. 9 months 2 weeks ago
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  1. This movie ranks #2 in IMDb's Comedy Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #2 in Cahiers du Cinéma's Annual Top 10 Lists
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  3. This movie ranks #3 in IMDb's 2010s Top 50
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  4. This movie ranks #4 in IMDb's Thriller Top 50
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  5. This movie ranks #17 in IMDb's Drama Top 50
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  6. This movie ranks #29 in IMDb's Top 250
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  7. This movie ranks #38 in iCheckMovies's Most Favorited
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  8. This movie ranks #53 in A.V. Club's The Best Movies of the 2010s
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  9. This movie ranks #69 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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  10. This movie ranks #72 in Academy Award - Best International Feature Film
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  11. This movie ranks #92 in Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or
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  12. This movie ranks #93 in Academy Award - Best Picture
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  13. This movie ranks #327 in Academy Award - Best International Feature Film Nominees
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  14. This movie ranks #566 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
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  15. This movie ranks #594 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Worldwide Box Office
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  16. This movie ranks #1267 in The Criterion Collection
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