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In Another Country Reviews

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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+
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
October 20, 2012
An arty, though not particularly artful, experiment
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 31, 2013
By the time its third story kicked in, "In Another Country" lost me.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 11, 2016
An effective comedy where the laughs don't come from farts or slapstick humor, but from everyday situations. [Full review in Spanish]
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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.
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
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
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
May 22, 2012
The presence of Huppert in this one suggests an interest in branching out beyond the cult faithful.
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.
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.
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.
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-
May 21, 2012
Yet another loving tribute by Hong Sangsoo to French cinema, somewhere between inconsequential and flimsy but pleasant to watch all through.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 16, 2017
...Huppert's character is a social flaneur who, whether she knows it or not, searches for guidance in others, the world around her and ultimately in herself in order to find a response, an intentional act taken in conscious responsibility.
December 13, 2015
Hong embraces the power of fiction both to reflect reality and to reflect upon itself, and, in doing so, once again shows why he's one of the most important directors working today.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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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