• Jordan Smith

    Added by Jordan Smith

    I'm not very good at watching a director's body of work in chronological order which would explain why Bong Joon-ho's first two features, this movie and his supposed masterpiece Memories of Murder, are the last of his that I need to see. My introduction to Joon-ho was a few years ago when I caught The Host on G4 as part of its Movies That Don't Suck block of programming and was blown away. I watched both Mother and Snowpiercer over…


  • jb_86

    ★★★★ Watched by jb_86 10 Nov, 2014

    Wonderfully odd film with so many ideas, so many potentially conflicting emotions that would usually kill a film. But Bong Joon-ho is a master and apparently he already was a while ago. Great characters are lead into weirdly comical situations and most of the humor that springs from these moments is pretty dark or at least pretty unusual. We have an annoyed dog killer who can't handle his pregnant wife's moods and who struggles to bribe his boss for a…


  • MovieMike80

    ★★½ Added by MovieMike80

    Barking Dogs Never Bite is an early film from visionary Korean director Bong Joon-ho. I'm a huge fan of Joon-ho's other films (Memories of Murder, Mother, The Host) and his most recent film Snowpiercer is one of my favorite films of the year. Barking Dogs doesn't come anywhere close to being in their ballpark. It's a pitch black comedy that doesn't quite hit the right notes for me.


  • Vincent Lao

    ★★★★ Watched by Vincent Lao 30 Oct, 2014

    A curious case of missing dogs, and eccentric characters makes Bong Joon-ho's debut feature film a wickedly funny, smart, and somewhat strange black comedy film


  • sebastian_drogo

    ★★★★ Added by sebastian_drogo

    Si sa, Can che abbia non morde, ma non è necessariamente
    una cosa positiva.


  • Dan Hassler-Forest

    ★★★★½ Watched by Dan Hassler-Forest 27 Aug, 2014

    Bong Joon-ho extraordinary feature debut demonstrates beyond all doubt that humanities grad students are indeed the worst of all kinds of human being.


  • sheilaob

    ★★★★★ Added by sheilaob

    What an enjoyable film. So touching and funny. Recomended


  • Dan Gaertner

    ★★★★½ Watched by Dan Gaertner 08 Aug, 2014

    Bong Joon-ho's debut and quite excellent "Barking Dogs Never Bite" is sort of a hyperlink film in that it has roaming, free characters that occasionally bump into one another. Bae Doona steals every scene she is in like candy from a baby. A tremendous screen presence.


  • Chad Hartigan

    Watched by Chad Hartigan 08 Aug, 2014

    Bong Joon-Ho did not read "Save the Cat."


  • Aaron King

    ★★★½ Watched by Aaron King 02 Aug, 2014

    Hard to describe this film. Is it a comedy, drama or horror? I think all fit.


  • Jake Cole

    ★★★½ Watched by Jake Cole 17 Jul, 2014

    Bong's first feature is his weakest, though its intimate scale and low-stakes black comedy makes it easy to see how finely detailed his direction is. Dig the scene of the dog-stewing janitor in the bowels of the apartment complex relating a ghost story to a colleague. The decrepit lamp above them burns out, prompting the man to place a large flashlight on the ground pointing up to give his face the classic campfire story lighting, with cutaways to underground corridors…


  • wolfnote

    ★★★½ Watched by wolfnote 15 Jul, 2014

    Bong Joon Ho's debut feature is a strange little dark comedy about a grad student who's annoyed by a neighbor's dog and decides to kill it. Things get darker and weirder from there. Bong's wit and style are already well-formed and there are some laugh-out-loud abrupt visual gags as well as a strong screenplay.