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In Another Country Reviews

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
January 31, 2013
By the time its third story kicked in, "In Another Country" lost me.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
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
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
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
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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.
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
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
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
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.
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Karina Longworth
L.A. Weekly
May 22, 2012
The presence of Huppert in this one suggests an interest in branching out beyond the cult faithful.
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
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+
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Neil Young
Hollywood Reporter
May 21, 2012
It is - for all its charms, and despite Hong's trademark formal experimentation -- ultimately rather lightweight stuff.