— Nicolas Rapold, Financial Times
"One of Hong's richest fables to date...A remarkably tender film."
— Jonathan Romney, Screen International
"Astounding...Hong is an independent filmmaker of an absolute sort."
— Richard Brody, The New Yorker
"With each new film, Hong Sang-soo’s work becomes more subtextual, more fraught, even funnier."
— Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine
"Walk Up is a pandemic flick meant to remind viewers of the preciousness of our existence."
— Robert Daniels, RogerEbert.com
"A film of gently discombobulating pleasures, constructed with a care and intricacy that never hinders the life, spontaneity and sense of possibility bursting out of every frame."
— Justin Chang, The Los Angeles Times
"The remarkable achievement of Walk Up is that Hong manages to accommodate both... a linear, behaviorally coherent chronology and a metaphysical image of simultaneously coexisting presents."
— Lawrence Garcia, In Review Online
"Existing sharply in such a naturalistic register that they scarcely seem scripted at all, all the film’s interactions are still so cleverly designed that despite being blurry with alcohol or attraction or self-analysis, they all highlight the funny, sad truism that no one human can ever really know what it’s like to be another."
— Jessica Kiang, Variety