Parasite (2019) (mini-review++)

par(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

acting 8

directing 9

effects 9

editing 8

writing 9


4.5 out of 5 🐙


Legions of admirers are calling this not only the movie of the year but the movie of the decade. What can I say that hasn’t already been said? What surprised me most about this film was the amazing amount of funny moments and sharp humor. Yes, I get there is a severe ending and serious societal message. But I found myself smiling and laughing so often. Sure, most of the humor is weird and twisted and sadistic but that sure doesn’t mean it’s not fantastic. While I understand the title, it almost feels too vicious for a film with so much hilarity. So don’t be scared, casual moviegoer with little experience with foreign films. It’s amazing. And it’s almost certainly not what you are expecting.







(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)


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