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Ashes of Time Redux Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Wong Kar Wai seems considerably more out of his depth than other Chinese filmmakers who have slummed in the martial arts genre. This can't compare to Chen Kaige's The Emperor and the Assassin or Yimou Zhang's House of Flying Daggers.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

November 13, 2008
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Wong Kar-Wai doesn't supply much of a plot with a narrative engine to pull us through.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

November 14, 2008
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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I struggled to engage with the archetypes contained within the images, even with all that meticulously restored golden-yellow sand.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

November 13, 2008
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Beautiful to look at, with painterly compositions, gorgeous, emotionally charged close-ups and slick, elegant transitions. It's all for naught because the story seems no more coherent than the flourishes of a kaleidoscope.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 1/4

November 20, 2008
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times

It's hard to recommend a film as frustratingly inaccessible as this one, but if you go into the theater expecting a trip to an art gallery, you might be pleasantly surprised.

Full Review Source: Washington Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 30, 2009
Rob Boylan
Orlando Weekly

Redux clocks in at a slightly shorter running time than any of the previous versions Wong has offered. The tighter edit is a better fit, but ultimately, it's not enough.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 3/5

March 12, 2009
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies

Wong's reconstruction fails to reinvigorate this romantic epic.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 2/5

October 10, 2008
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

I know Kar Wai's got a fanbase, but to me he's equivalent to a recent film school graduate using all of the post-production tricks that he's learned, either to show off what he's learned or to cover up his lack of talent.

Full Review Source: Sin Magazine | Original Score: .5/4

December 12, 2008
Christopher Null

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 20, 2004
David Jenkins
Time Out
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It makes for frustrating and unreasonably demanding viewing.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/6

September 12, 2008
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
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For this director's cut, Wong has trimmed several minutes and reorganized the narrative according to the passage of seasons, though the plot is still impenetrable.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 14, 2008
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News

Maybe something gets lost in the translation, as often happens, but Wong may be giving us the first Eastern.

| Original Score: 2/4

November 21, 2008
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Would we have wanted Picasso to go to the Prado with a brush and some tubes of paint to 'fix' portions of 'Guernica' that he no longer liked?

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 7, 2008
Peter Bradshaw

I found its flashbacks and general structure muddled and opaque, and I am unsure how rewarding the film's intricacies and indulgences look now.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

September 12, 2008
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The film remains an acquired taste at best.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2/4

November 13, 2008
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

It's like watching paint dry--which isn't very exciting, however pretty the colors.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: C-

December 30, 2008

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 1800
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

July 30, 2002
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

Wong heightens action tropes the way Sergio Leone found arias in western showdowns, though in his version of the Hong Kong martial-arts netherworld the mandatory melees play second fiddle to the characters' melancholic languor.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 26, 2008
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Wong Kar Wai could make even a compost heap look as gorgeous as a Vermeer.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 12, 2008
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
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Derek Elley
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Betsy Sherman
Boston Phoenix
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Deseret News, Salt Lake City
August 19, 2009
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