Parasite ★★★

At its best when it uses its scenario as a foundation for dynamic madness, but this sadly makes a third act pivot into heavy-handed Message Movie territory, and, with that, a lot of the wit and imagination goes out the window in favor of more leaden directness.

It's not the tonal pivot that's the problem, it's that Bong's sense of conviction seems to overwhelm his talent for invention and so he settles for going halfway when he should be going for broke.

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