• 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…


  • Andrew Falk

    ★★★½ Watched by Andrew Falk 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.


  • Owen Hughes

    ★★★ Watched by Owen Hughes 06 Jun, 2014

    The first feature length movie of one of Korea's most famous exporters, Bong Joon-Ho (The Host, Memories of Murder, Mother and most recently Snowpiercer), is slightly underwhelming. Set mostly around a block of flats with one of its occupants unhappy with his lot lets his petty jealousy get the better of him and decides to do something about his neighbours yappy little dog.

    It's the first film of Bong's that I'm giving less than 4 stars to and I feel…


  • Nick

    ★★★★ Watched by Nick 13 Jul, 2014 1

    Fantastic, concise storytelling. Not a moment is wasted on anything that will serve no purpose at some point in the movie. Joon-ho is truly a master of his craft. Who else could get away with some borderline-slapstick style comedy about animal abuse and still manage to make it not only hilarious, but also somehow tie it in some genuinely poignant themes?


  • Hooded Justice

    Watched by Hooded Justice 12 Jul, 2014

    Black comedy the Bong Joon-ho way, and an idiosyncratic feature debut for the talented director. I have a hard time swallowing the opening caption that claims "No animals were harmed in the making of this film," though.


  • Michael Strenski

    ★★★½ Watched by Michael Strenski 13 Jun, 2014

    "Even a Ph.D. brain is no match for a train."

    Fuck a superhero, my role models are recently unemployed, frequently drunk female slackers with a predilection for sweatpants, who have dance parties in cramped convenience stores, steal rearview mirrors, and save the lives of little dogs from malicious, self-absorbed men.

    A film that starts with a man trying to hang a dog has a long hill to climb to gain my respect, so it's quite remarkable how much I ultimately…