Hayden Welch’s review published on Letterboxd:
“If I had all this I would be kinder.”
A film with a profound and powerful undercurrent that supplements an entertaining Oceans Eleven-esque breakneck plot all mixed together with a healthy balance of slapstick humor. Bong Joon-Ho’s ability to mesh genres and work with his — already immaculate — performers was incredibly noticeable.
While it’s a standard tale of the haves and have-nots it’s approach is anything but. The odd story melds so well with the Chaplin-era comedy. Each performance not only adds an immense amount to the pace and plot of the picture but in-turn they collide smoothly with each other.