Alfonso Morgan-Terrero’s review published on Letterboxd:
One of the most imaginative films I’ve seen in years. This is Bong’s most Bong film yet.
It reminds me of the short story “All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury. You’re kind of watching ....just watching, unsure of where things are going...and then the film’s essence and quality just kind of jump on you as a result of having the narrative gradually unfold.
Wonderful score by Jeong Jae-il. That scene in the rain!
I didn’t know what to expect when I walked in to this, which is ideal for any Bong film, because his imaginative storytelling quality lends well to coming in with a completely blank slate as a viewer.
He is at the height of his powers here. It is almost as if he found a way to culminate the style of his most successful efforts like Mother (2009) and The Host (2006) with that quirky, odd quality of storytelling that we saw in Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000) and that was revisited in a new abstract form in the wonderful Okja (2017)
Such strong social commentary, very important in this day and age. Overall, really really good filmmaking.