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Woman on the Beach Reviews

June 20, 2008
Woman on the Beach, perhaps [director Hong's] most accessible film (and often a funny one, too), is a good introduction, even if it is not a masterpiece. Here's hoping more of his films see the light of an American day.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 30, 2008
A richly satisfying film that compassionately probes the human heart while preserving its elusive mysteries.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 25, 2008
Reminiscent of Godard's Contempt, but writer-director Hong Sang-soo--South Korea's foremost chronicler of romantic maneuvering--is more aptly compared to Eric Rohmer for his subtle comedy.
April 13, 2008
You won't need a degree in Korean cinema to anticipate that complications will arise.
January 11, 2008
The scenery's great and the performances adequate, but wake me when it's over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 10, 2008
An elegant serving of comic Seoul food from director Hong Sang-soo.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 10, 2008
A marvelously acted and memorably atmospheric picture.
January 10, 2008
Woman On The Beach is a stripped-down, witty explication of how we all get stymied by the impulses and options inherent in the simple act of living.
Read More | Original Score: A-
January 10, 2008
Newcomers intoxicated by Hong's amorous pileups and power plays will hopefully treat the movie as the gateway to an incredible back catalog.
Read More | Original Score: 4/6
January 9, 2008
The pace is leisurely, the humor sly, and the cast superb. All in all, a civilized way to spend two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 9, 2008
Woman on the Beach is a bittersweet accounting of the geography of desire.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 8, 2008
[An] immaculately constructed movie.
October 11, 2006
This film lacks Hong Sang-soo's usual insight and narrative innovation.
September 20, 2006
A wonderful, serious-minded romantic comedy-drama about a film director's uncertain relations with two successive women while trying to write a script at an off-season beach resort, this is Korean buff favorite Hong Sang-soo's most accessible film.