Chungking Express (1994)
Average Rating: 7.7/10
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Average Rating: 6.8/10
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Wong Kar-Wai's movie about two love-struck cops is filmed in impressionistic splashes of motion and color. The first half deals with Cop 223, who has broken up with his girlfriend of five years. He purchases a tin of pineapples with an expiration date of May 1 each day for a month. By the end of that time, he feels that he will either be rejoined with his love or that it too will have expired forever. The second half shows Cop 663 dealing with his breakup with his flight attendant girlfriend. He
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As fresh as falling rain, a pair of love stories full of pain and humor.
It's interesting enough to watch for most of its length because of Wong's incisive camera work and his intense immersion of the Hong Kong night culture.
Once the viewer gets past bouts of confusion (the film demands more than one viewing), the result is a uniquely memorable look at the ties that bind all people.
Quentin Tarantino and Xavier Dolan are just two of the directors who've worshipped at the altar of Wong Kar-wai. Chungking Express remains the best reason why.
Despite the liveliness of Chungking Express's first half, it's this second story that catapults it into the company of Wong's best films.
a pair of not-entirely-successful romantic stories but, fuelled by [Wong Kar Wai's] cinematic fervor and exuberant use of music...it's irresistible
a visual stunner
A near-perfect fusion of form and style, content and substance. One of the great movies of its decade.
Intoxicating, jazzy, and clever evocation of a certain breed of Hong Kong night-life.
Some moments that will confuse, many more that will elate.
A wild-eyed kind of venture and definitely something new at the movies.
[Wang] is utterly enchanting, in her own offbeat way, and her natural performance is so graceful that her presence alone is almost worth the price of admission.
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