"Parasite is an unpredictable, thought-provoking masterpiece about inequality."
— ALISSA WILKINSON, VOX
"Parasite is unquestionably one of the best films of the year. Just trust me on this one."
— BRIAN TALLERICO, ROGEREBERT.COM
"A nerve-racking masterpiece whose spell lingers long after its haunting final image."
— BILGE EBIRI, NEW YORK MAGAZINE/VULTURE
"Satire morphs into a savage underclass morality lesson that recalls the home invasion tales of Michael Haneke and Jordan Peele."
— PETER HOWELL, TORONTO STAR
"It’s a heartbreaking tale of why the haves and have-nots will stay that way, crafted by a virtuoso director at the very top of his game"
— CHRIS TILLY, IGN
"An exhilarating and furious indictment of class struggle, Parasite might be the masterpiece South Korea's Bong Joon-ho has been working toward his entire career."
— BARRY HERTZ, THE GLOBE AND MAIL (TORONTO)
"For its first hour or so, Parasite is pure diabolical fun ... [Then it] shifts tonal gears in total service of its class politics, infecting the film’s breezy dark-comedy with notes of rage and melancholy."
— A.A. DOWD, THE A.V. CLUB
"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."
— BEN CROLL, THEWRAP
"[A] furious and fiendishly well-crafted new film. ... Giddy one moment, unbearably tense the next, and always so entertaining and fine-tuned that you don’t even notice when it’s changing gears, “Parasite” takes all of the beats you expect to find in a Bong film and shrinks them down with clockwork precision."
— DAVID EHRLIC, INDIEWIRE