Chinese Box (1998)



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Movie Info

As Hong Kong changes hands, a dying journalist wrestles with his hopeless love for a former prostitute. In other words, a long and tortured metaphor.

Rating: R (For language and some sexual content)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Larry Gross, Jean-Claude Carriere
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 29, 1998


as Vivian

as Chang

as William

as Homeless Man

as John's Friend at New...

as Amanda Everheart

as New Year's Party MC

as William Wong

as Dr. Chang

as Businessman No. 1

as Businessman No. 2

as Businessman No. 3

as Girlfriend No. 1

as Girlfriend No. 2

as Drunk Karaoke Singer

as Minibus Passenger

as Godfather

as Godfather's Wife

as Wedding Photographer

as Gangster No. 1

as Gangster No. 2

as Gangster No. 3

as Manhattan Club Bounc...

as Black Moon Hostess

as Black Moon Hostess

as News Reporter
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Critic Reviews for Chinese Box

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (12)

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
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Full Review… | April 13, 1998
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Chinese Box

Not sure what to say about this film, as I am really not sure what the points was. Its from a list of films listed in the 1997 Toronto International Film Festival, and all the other films from that list that I have seen have been great. This one is about a journalist who has leukemia and can't get over a girlfriend. He also meets a scare face women and why she was in this film is beyond me. But its during the Chinese takeover of Hong Kong in 1997, and the brits are kicked out of the country. This one just do it for me though I enjoyed the video shots of Hong Kong, Market Places. Music was good also. So 3 stars, I didn't fall a sleep.

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

Great metaphor.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

An intriguing movie.

Leo L

Super Reviewer

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