• Sara Foss

    ★★★

    Bong Joon-ho's debut is bursting with creativity and dark humor. It's also a bit exhausting.

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  • anoopchag

    ★★★½

    What an awesome directorial debut from one of my favorite Korean filmmakers.

    This movie is so genuinely laugh out loud funny and charming that even when its flaws are apparent (weird editing / score and an overall "amateurish" feel), you can't help but smile along for the whole ride.

    If Jahziel hasn't already seen this one, let's make sure he never does because god knows what kind of awful inspiration he might receive from this dog hating flick.

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  • MRT0AST

    ★★★½

    All the other films I've seen from Bong Joon-Ho were better than this, but as a debut feature, it's damn solid and well-conceived. One can see the bizarre humor and quirky character types of The Host in rough form here.

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  • Zombaid

    ★★★★

    ...but the pregnant Woman at home sure does!


    If you watch the debut of Bong Joon-ho you'll see the birth of one of the Korean Cinema Masters of Today!(Na Hong-Jin, Bong Joon-ho, Kim Jee-woon, Chan-wook Park)

    Just with such a funny easiness he tales his stories and throws normal credible people in the middle of it.
    They don't know how to react to the situations and mostly me neither.
    You just cannot expect what happens next and that's what i…

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  • mlcgs34

    ★★★★½

    Last Bong Joon ho film I have yet to see and it did not disappoint . Some great chase scenes and where the film goes with its characters are interesting. The dark comedy works and is pretty funny as well.

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  • TAKAWIRA

    ★★★★★

    is that your dog?
    no.
    let's eat it together

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  • NLevey

    ★★★★

    I watched this a few years back and am just writing this to remind myself to watch it again.

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  • Jeffrey Chen

    ★★★½

    This is the debut feature from Bong Joon-ho, and as such it contains much filmmaking merit. It's instantly recognizable how creative the script is, and how uniquely he views his sad sack characters, the kinds of which would populate his future movies -- stuck in life ruts, going nowhere, dealing with their miseries by drinking or indulging in some other meaningless activities. It's just too bad, then, that this movie specifically deals with the old Korean practice of dog eating,…

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  • Jeremy Heilman

    ★★★½

    A hilarious, consistently inventive comedy marred only by its final twenty minutes (emotional resonance? No thanks!). Korean people obviously have different standards about what’s acceptable in a film (there’s sure a lot of vomiting in the country’s recent cinema), so I wonder how much of this stuff is shocking and how much of my reaction is culture shock. In any case, it’s a highly recommended work from a talent who’s clearly worth watching.

    67/100

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  • mentatgibraltar

    ★★★★★

    Amaze my face

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  • iluvOP

    ★★★½

    Pretty darn good.
    I has a cast of mostly unlikeable characters, but somehow this movie plays them well enough so that you sort of like them at the same time.

    It has a pretty silly story going on, but what I really like in this movie is how "realistic" many of the characters are. People talk very calmly and there are many scenes where people stay quiet.
    It has a very comfortable vibe to it throughout despite it being sort…

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  • John Lees

    ★★★½

    BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE was the first film by writer/director Bong Joon-Ho, and it was the last of his films that I saw, finally getting to it tonight. Every other one of his films has been excellent, so I hoped for great things with this. I'd say it doesn't quite hit the greatness of his other films, Bong Joon-Ho a little less refined here in his debut feature.

    There is certainly ample display of craft here in the filmmaking, showing…

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