• Unrated, 1 hr. 28 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:    Sang-soo Hong
  • In Theaters:    Jan 11, 2013 Limited
  • On DVD:    Apr 9, 2013
  • Kino Lorber Films

In Another Country Reviews

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
February 7, 2013

An intriguing little cross-cultural curio that plays like a woozy, jazz-improv riff on romantic futility and destiny.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
Top Critic
January 31, 2013

By the time its third story kicked in, "In Another Country" lost me.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic
January 25, 2013

If you take the film as the bauble it is, you'll be entertained by its lighthearted wit, social observations and resolute sidestepping of profundity.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
January 11, 2013

A beguiling set of variations on a theme, a gossamer-light étude composed for delight rather than dissection.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
November 9, 2012

Isabelle Huppert has an inviting, steady glow in Hong Sang-soo's loosey-goosey, humorously light celebration of the French star, cinema's possibilities, and his colorful, endlessly combative homeland.

Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
Top Critic
November 9, 2012

Isabelle Huppert has reached that magical point where she gives a thrill of delight simply by showing up, her decades of great performances seeming to hover around her like a halo.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
A.O. Scott
New York Times
Top Critic
November 8, 2012

A movie may be a representation of the world, but it is also something that happens in the world, which means that sustaining a cinematic illusion and breaking it are equally beside the point.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sam Stander
Top Critic
November 8, 2012

In Another Country sets its characters adrift inside its own narrative sphere, letting them live several lives in the course of an hour and a half, and letting us share in their freedom.

Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
Top Critic
November 7, 2012

The cumulative impression is of figures being lightly traced in the sand only to be inevitably washed away, intentionally ephemeral and quite charming for it.

Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
Top Critic
November 6, 2012

It's a fairly banal comment on foreign estrangement (or love) that could have used some roughing up.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine
November 5, 2012

Hong Sang-soo hits the beach once again in his latest project, another austerely amusing study of hopeless neurotics making a mockery of leisure.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
October 20, 2012

An arty, though not particularly artful, experiment

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Richard Brody
New Yorker
Top Critic
September 17, 2012

Hong Sang-soo's intricate new comedy of broken romance reaches exquisite heights of self-mocking pathos, painterly finesse, and symbolic density.

Jon Frosch
May 30, 2012

Hong has fun zooming, panning, and toying with structure and narrative repetition, though the film doesn't have the powerful undercurrent of regret typical of his best work.

Karina Longworth
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic
May 22, 2012

The presence of Huppert in this one suggests an interest in branching out beyond the cult faithful.

Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
May 22, 2012

Hong's film rejoices in the capricious nature of romance and the samsaric ebb and flow of life, and it makes confusion woozily pleasurable.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dan Fainaru
Screen International
May 21, 2012

Yet another loving tribute by Hong Sangsoo to French cinema, somewhere between inconsequential and flimsy but pleasant to watch all through.

Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
Top Critic
May 21, 2012

It almost seems as if Hong is poking fun at his own single-minded oeuvre, creating a fractal representation of how his other films obliquely interrelate.

Full Review | Original Score: C+
Peter Bradshaw
May 21, 2012

It is amusing and exasperating, with the amusing part just about in the ascendant. Mostly.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Neil Young
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic
May 21, 2012

It is - for all its charms, and despite Hong's trademark formal experimentation -- ultimately rather lightweight stuff.

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