Right Now, Wrong Then Reviews

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August 12, 2016
It's a rich work that is by turns contemplative and comic.
July 28, 2016
Hong is quietly preoccupied with the value of living authentically; you have to give him credit for continuing to find new angles on a story he's told ad nauseam.
June 24, 2016
Hong is well aware of his formula, and his cheeky new movie pokes terrific fun at the tired criticisms.
June 24, 2016
Despite the fact that not much of actual consequence happens during "Right Now, Wrong Then," Hong does much more right here than he does wrong.
June 24, 2016
An exquisitely intimate reminder that more films (and filmmakers) should prize deep feeling over flash.
June 23, 2016
Mr. Jung is equally credible as a diffident, sensitive artist and an impatient boor, and Ms. Kim slides nimbly from demure to obnoxious.
August 23, 2019
'Right Now, Wrong Then', which is Hong Sangsoo's 17th job as a director (and screenwriter), is a clear example of his talent. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 28, 2019
The film isn't an exercise in story as much as it is one of concept- the gimmick this time around being how the "wrong" course of conversation can lead to the "right" results, and vice-versa.
May 25, 2019
Hong's low-key humor and dry comedy also feel sorely missed here, with a lot of the film amounting to watching characters have rather dull conversations.
April 19, 2019
Low-key and charming, Right Now, Wrong Then rewards with some understated and nuanced performances, and a sizeable dose of poignancy and emotional truth.
February 14, 2018
Quantum physics meets the French New Wave in "Right Now, Wrong Then"...
March 22, 2017
This doubled up story is thoughtful, introspective, and reflective on how subtle changes can affect outcomes large and small.
February 16, 2017
A caressing melody film based on exposition of the subject and a single rough variation, a disjunctive and arborescent exercise. [Full review in Spanish]
February 7, 2017
This film is actually two different versions of the same story, one slightly more agreeable than the other, about a romantic encounter between two people, both artists, over a two day period in Korea.
January 19, 2017
I'm not one of Hong's diehard followers, but this movie's likely a great place to start if you've never seen one of his films.
November 11, 2016
Ultimately, the whole suggests that Sang-soo is more interested in art for art's sake than in communicating with his audience.
October 20, 2016
A simple story where the Korean director addresses complex issues through extensive dialogues, such as vanity and hidden agendas in the talks. [Full review in Spanish]
October 17, 2016
A fascinating narrative game in which we see the same story of love/heartbreak/seduction/ridicule repeated before us. Another valuable film from Hong.[Full review in Spanish]
October 17, 2016
Sang-soo has made an absolutely memorable and charming film with his characteristic sense of humor. [Full review in Spanish]
October 17, 2016
A fresh film that condenses the characteristics of the authorial signature of Hong Sang-soo, repetition in an infinite loop as something innovative. [Full review in Spanish]
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