Right Now, Wrong Then Reviews

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.
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.
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
What's interesting is that part one has an intentionally somewhat pedestrian quality; it's meant to illustrate a regular day-out-of-the-life of two individuals who happen to meet and spend not even 24 hours together.
October 8, 2015
Together, the two parts make a radical fiction about the crucial role of imagination in lived experience.