Karsten Runquist’s review published on Letterboxd:
I'm just in awe at how original Bong's films are, keep in mind this is only the third film of his I've seen. He doesn't share his voice through style as much as he does his use of tone. Bong Joon-ho films don't just look like Bong Joon-ho films, they feel like that. His stories are so original you really have no idea what his next step is going to be. Memories of Murder is an extremely precise downward spiral into the lives of these men. I don't really know what to think of it, I just know it's unlike anything I've seen before. Why can't Song Kang-ho be in every film?