BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE (2000) follows Yun-ju, a hapless post-grad student who is increasingly driven mad by the incessant barking of his neighbour's dogs. He decides he has no choice but to go to war against the animals.
- " Bong's film is a sprawling affair, taking place mainly in Yun-ju's apartment block, complete with a shadowy basement, with the jazzy score reflecting the way the action bounces forward and backward to unexpected places. " – Amber Wilkinson (Eye for Film)
- " The movie is by turns wacky, farcical and grimly realist. " – Peter Bradshaw (Guardian)
- " Beautifully directed, unsentimental and darkly funny. " – Tom Charity (Time Out)