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A.k.a.
The Host
Year
2006
Runtime
120 min.
Director
Bong Joon Ho
Genres
Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror
Rating *
7.0
Votes *
57,521
Checks
9,862
Favs
694
Dislikes
114
Favs/checks
7.0% (1:14)
Favs/dislikes
6:1
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  1. kathzerion's avatar

    kathzerion

    Terrible? This is a well-shot and very funny modern monster movie with political satire as an undertone. It is definitely a fun movie to watch, but it was different enough from a Hollywood movie to be fresh. I would highly recommend it, as well as Joon-ho Bong's other films. 10 years 9 months ago
  2. Darkness_prevails's avatar

    Darkness_prevails

    Excellent movie in my opinion. Very different from any monster movie I've seen in a while. I also agree there was some great cinematography going on. Some real nice looking shots. Joon-ho Bong was good. I look forward to seeing more from him in the future. 10 years 4 months ago
  3. DogbaneDan's avatar

    DogbaneDan

    The first Korean film I've ever seen, but probably the 30th kaiju film I've ever seen.

    The effects are fantastic, and the initial attack scene has a frantic sense of realism that adds dread.
    While the sense of humor (and satirical bites) seem to give tonal whiplash from time to time, it ultimately stays closer to the "sci-fi/horror" side of things in its second half.

    Gwoemul is an interesting action-drama sprinkled with satire, but it's a fantastic monster film.
    3 years 9 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #18 in Korean Screen's 100 Greatest Korean Films
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  2. This movie ranks #37 in BFI's 100 Science Fiction Films
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  3. This movie ranks #86 in Empire's The 100 Best Films of World Cinema
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  4. This movie ranks #96 in KOFA's 100 Korean Films
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  5. This movie ranks #108 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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  6. This movie ranks #138 in Jennifer Eiss's 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  8. This movie ranks #149 in A.V. Club's The New Cult Canon
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  9. This movie ranks #218 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
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  10. This movie ranks #508 in Tom Vick's Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
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  11. This movie ranks #591 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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