Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 100
    A brilliant and gruesome work of cinematic invention as well as a passionate and painful human love story.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    Blending plot elements of "Double Indemnity" and "Natural Born Killers" with the ripe sensuality of Francis Coppola's take on "Dracula," the film should make audiences sit up in startled pleasure, as if they'd just received the most luscious neck-bite.
  3. A gaudy, daring, operatic, and bloody funny provocation of a melodrama from Park Chan-wook.
  4. Be warned: Thirst is one of those pictures that tacks on another chapter just when you think it’s wrapping up.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jun 25, 2014
    Ultimately not a supernatural vampire movie, but a movie about very human themes such as morality and temptation. Well made on so many levels: I loved it. Full Review »
  2. Aug 3, 2011
    Another vampire flick that takes the mythology seriously since Let The Right One In and it works. It's similar to Twilight but more gruesome and has a sad ending. Being infected with an incurable disease and force to drink blood is an interesting concept. Park Chan-Wook is not only delivers a good story and well-developed characters, it's an ingenious alternate to New Moon. Full Review »
  3. May 2, 2011
    Chan-Wook Park.
    Need I say more?
    The guy is brilliant in suspense and toying with it. This is more of a date movie compared to his other films
    though. But even so, he put a great twist on the Vampire concept. This Twilight craze is getting out of hand, and Park shows you can still have romance in with such a back story, yet still make it horrifying. Not jump out of my seat kind of frightening, but calm, intimate, and spine-chilling. Awesome movie. Never regretted paying 5 bucks to rent it. Full Review »