The picture wouldn't work without the great performances by the cast, though. Kang-ho Song delivers a bewitching performance along with the necessary demeanor to convey the family's mentality. He's not quite peerless as So-dam Park does a fantastic job bringing levity to the film. As the daughter, she is afforded ample screentime to make a strong impression and steals every scene she's in. Everyone else does an adequate job maintaining the tone and keeping the movie believable, but it's those two actors that stand out.
Every aspect of the film didn't receive the same amount of attention—the score and cinematography weren't always operating on the same level as everything else. There were moments where these elements got to shine, but for the majority of the runtime, they were underutilized. It's not a huge knock against the movie, but it is something that I noticed.
As you can tell, I don't have too much negative to say. There is no denying that Parasite is a very well made film. The production design is probably one of the greatest achievements that it can boast; with great locations and set decorations, it helps to bring the whole thing come to life. As many people have pointed out, this is probably a shoo-in for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars, so why not see it before 2020 comes?
You should see this movie but I doubt its playing near you