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  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    If you stare at it too hard, In Another Country, an exercise in drollery from South Korea's Hong Sang-soo, simply evaporates. But if you take the film as the bauble it is, you'll be entertained by its lighthearted wit, social observations and resolute sidestepping of profundity. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Two arthouse "worlds" collide with amusing and intriguing -- if hardly earth-shattering -- results in cult Korean writer-director Hong Sangsoo's In Another Country. show more

  • 80
    NPR

    Hong's fast-and-loose narrative silliness does require a certain amount of patience from the viewer. Plot details conflict, and assumptions about a character's role and relationships will probably be upended - but all to fascinating or greatly comic effect. show more

  • 88
    Slant Magazine

    Hong Sang-soo hits the beach once again in his latest project, another austerely amusing study of hopeless neurotics making a mockery of leisure. show more

  • 75
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    The conceit is slight, but Hong's playful structure conceals sharp observations about fantasies, communication, and how foreigners and natives interact. show more

  • 60
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    No exchanges flare into true weirdness; rather, the mood is lingering and tentative. Undoubtedly, this is the movie's intent, but it's a fairly banal comment on foreign estrangement (or love) that could have used some roughing up. show more

  • 60
    Peter Bradshaw The Guardian

    In Another Country looks very much like something written on a napkin and shot in the one afternoon that Huppert could come to South Korea. Slight, diverting, forgettable. show more

  • 91
    Eric Kohn indieWIRE

    In Another Country is a paragon of any given Hong movie's intrinsic charms, and yet it also manages to break from the pattern by including an English-speaking character as one of its leads. show more

  • 67
    Kevin Jagernauth The Playlist

    The latest from the prolific helmer is not so much slight as is it light, charming and funny by equal turns, with a pretty terrific performance by Huppert who seems to be having a lot of fun with the part(s). show more

  • 80
    Maggie Lee Variety

    Beguilingly simple, relaxed in its mastery and enhanced by Isabelle Huppert’s impeccable poise. show more

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