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Woman on the Beach Reviews

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
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
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
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
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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.
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April 13, 2008
You won't need a degree in Korean cinema to anticipate that complications will arise.
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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
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Jan Stuart
January 10, 2008
An elegant serving of comic Seoul food from director Hong Sang-soo.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
January 10, 2008
A marvelously acted and memorably atmospheric picture.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
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.
| Original Score: A-
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David Fear
Time Out
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.
| Original Score: 4/6
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
January 9, 2008
Woman on the Beach is a bittersweet accounting of the geography of desire.
| Original Score: 4/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 8, 2008
[An] immaculately constructed movie.
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Richard James Havis
Hollywood Reporter
October 11, 2006
This film lacks Hong Sang-soo's usual insight and narrative innovation.
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Todd McCarthy
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.