Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A gaudy, daring, operatic, and bloody funny provocation of a melodrama from Park Chan-wook.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Be warned: Thirst is one of those pictures that tacks on another chapter just when you think it’s wrapping up.
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Film Threat

A terrific film. Loosely based on Emile Zola's novel "Therese Raquin."
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
The summer's most lip-smacking movie treat.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Movies exist to cloak our desires in disguises we can accept, and there is an undeniable appeal to Thirst.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Thirst is deliriously bonkers and keeps getting more so; you watch it holding your breath, waiting to see where Park will zigzag next.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Stunning production quality and the story's extremity should arouse interest beyond the specialty Asian market.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

Do you dig the current vampire craze? Do you love "Twilight" so much you'd die for it? Then skip South Korean writer-director Park Chan-wook's violent, bloody Thirst, a genre-bending - if not genre-destroying - foray into the vampire myth.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Forget "Twilight." Fans of vampire movies are not likely to see anything more graphic, extreme or twisted than Thirst.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
I'll stick out my neck and say that Park Chan Wook's wildly gruesome Thirst is the most whacked-out version of an Emile Zola novel ever to reach the screen.
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73 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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