Right Now, Wrong Then Reviews

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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.
Top Critic
June 23, 2016
In fact, there are many differences, some of them merely playful but others profound.
June 23, 2016
No filmmaker better understands the revelatory properties of small talk and soju, and few could make the art of repetition seem so rife with possibilities.
June 23, 2016
In the end, Right Now, Wrong Then is a two-piece puzzle that's less than the sum of its parts.
June 23, 2016
The very best film released in 2016 so far.
June 22, 2016
Two versions of the unfolding of a romantic relationship that challenge us to pay attention to details.
June 21, 2016
For this master filmmaker, a straight down the middle effort, which doesn't mean it's not essential.
June 20, 2016
his will hardly put off Hong's hordes of acolytes -- for this is a thematically interesting work -- but Right Now, Wrong Then is perhaps best enjoyed by fans.
June 17, 2016
Hong's films make us realize that people like Chunsu have the potential to make life pretty dreadful for themselves and everyone around them, so thank goodness for providence-and a master manipulator like Hong-for saving everyone from the brink.
June 8, 2016
It keenly observes how people try to make romantic connections.
May 5, 2016
All of Sangsoo's films evoque the work of Rohmer, observing the beautiful details of everyday life, this isnt the exception. [Full review in Spanish]
May 3, 2016
Hong is interested in the technical challenges lengthy shots pose. How can a filmmaker glean the benefits of long takes while still suggesting that each shot represents only one possible arrangement of the many elements from which it's combined?
February 23, 2016
The actors are wonderful in the play's extremely long takes. Problem is, their characters-he an adulterous doofus, her a bore-aren't engaging enough to make you want to do this once, let alone twice
February 22, 2016
Right Now, Wrong Then is a terrific example of Hong's talents, which means it also sounds massively uninteresting.
December 9, 2015
As ever with this acute observer of human foibles in the game of romance, Hong manages to draw blood with the most drolly genteel of means.
December 9, 2015
It's in this second half that the sly comedy starts to find purchase.
Top Critic
December 9, 2015
The amiably ambling result is unlikely to shift the divide between Hong's enchanted admirers and impatient skeptics.
December 9, 2015
We might say that this version of the character is more honest than the one who came before, and in turn, what was bitterly comic in the first section of the film gets reconfigured as ineffably tender.
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