Enfant du Siècle’s review published on Letterboxd:
A stratified society that is strongly separated by a breach that grows and is almost impossible to cross, poverty, inequality and ambition, an uncertain future, and the attempt to disrupt the social order are some of the elements combined for the beholder to witness the class struggle in all its voracity. Bong Joon-ho's latest work is a scathing critique of contemporary Korean society which, in many respects, is not far removed nor very different from the reality we experience elsewhere. Gisaengchung is a truly hypnotic work that is constantly transforming itself, mutating, captivating and mystifying with its intense pace, shifting from the darkest comedy to the most brutal drama in a masterly manner while imbuing uneasiness and tension. Satire and social commentary with immense power and great eloquence. Irreverent, visceral, and ingenious; Gisaengchung is quite simply brilliant.