Oki's Movie
Oki's Movie (2012)

Documentary filmmaking is the secret star of the elegant narrative film Oki's Movie, a quartet of interlocking vignettes by Korean auteur director Hong Sang-soo and one of the most important films in his oeuvre. An official selection of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 16, 2012
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Noel Murray
AV Club

As always with Hong's films, Oki's Movie goes through stretches where it seems aimless and self-indulgent, followed by stretches where it's sharp, funny, and poetic.

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David Fear
Time Out

You'll find yourself wanting to immediately go back to the beginning and reassess every conversation, every gesture, every long-held grudge.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The director finds interesting ways to present a ménage à trois and expose the main characters as narcissists, flawed people and hypocrites.

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Eric Kohn

A curious oddity worthy of multiple viewings and lengthy contemplation, but its tricky formalism makes it less overtly satisfying on an emotional level.

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

If the characterizations are fleeting, the recessive mood is not: Hong's signature observational style is at once offhanded and astute, romantic and lightly chilled.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Hong Sang-soo once again corroborates auteurist theory at the same time that he reveals the potential shortcomings of its practice.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

Mr. Hong's casually brilliant feat of storytelling, akin to an ingeniously wrought suite of literary short fiction.

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Derek Smith
Tiny Mix Tapes

Oki's Movie is not without its charm and all three characters themselves being film directors explicitly aids its thematic concern with the struggle between the ways we represent ourselves and the ways we truly behave.

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Diva Velez

Oki's Movie's original and clever premise, charming execution and memorable performances come together beautifully to create a picture that's both captivating and emotional.

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