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Goodbye Dragon Inn Reviews

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

There's a warm and meandering feeling to the film, although it will be completely lost on non-cinephiles, who'll find this unbearably dull!

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 2/5

November 13, 2003
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

Long, boring shots. Reallllly long boring shots. Woman walks up stairs, woman walks down stairs. The end. Bleh.

Full Review Source: Film Scouts | Original Score: D-

June 21, 2007
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

It's not a sentimental ode to the cinema like "Cinema Paradiso." It's more like "Cinema Purgatorio."

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 10, 2005
Collin Souter

It has a haunting and eerie quality to it at times, but it doesn’t stay with the viewer for very long. I feel more like I’m watching a cinematographer’s clip-reel.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/4

January 24, 2004
David Rooney
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This feels like short film material stretched exasperatingly thin but nonetheless casts a certain sad spell, graced by moments of droll observational humor.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 10, 2004
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine

Hypnotic in effect but ultimately rather irritating, Goodbye, Dragon Inn will entice those viewers who like oblique, allusive cinema.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 6, 2004
Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times
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Tsai is hugely popular with film critics, I believe, in part because film critics actually have something to do while watching his films. While the girl is limping down the hallway, we can take notes. Regular theatergoers? They can only watch helplessly.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 15, 2004
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

What's the matter with these people? Why are they such a bunch of zombies?

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

May 5, 2010
Don Willmott

a solitary experience

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 27, 2004
Richard Brody
New Yorker
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This elegiac 2003 comedy, by the Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang, is a requiem for a movie theatre.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

June 2, 2014
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A masterful meditation on both the singular and collective experience of going to the movies.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 4/4

September 17, 2004
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Offers a melancholy glimpse of urban loneliness and the passing of an era.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 3/5

September 16, 2004
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

... at once an elegy for the communal experience of cinema-going and another quintessentially Tsai portrait of loneliness and isolation.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: B

October 14, 2004
Rob Blackwelder

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 4/4

December 19, 2004
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Plays as a meditation on the deep feelings felt by the viewer and the filmmaker towards the movie experience.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A+

August 24, 2005
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Its simple, meticulously composed frames are full of mystery and feeling; it's an action movie that stands perfectly still.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

October 22, 2003
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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A movie of elegant understatement and considerable formal intelligence.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 14, 2004
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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This is one of the most gorgeous and maturely composed movies you'll see this year.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 4/4

October 29, 2004
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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A weird, funny, melancholy tribute to movies and movie-going, an opus for film geeks that rang my personal bell.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 6, 2005
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Tsai's elegy to a now-departed Taipei theater is also a beautiful love poem to the movies.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

October 10, 2003
Derek Adams
Time Out
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February 9, 2006

Boston Phoenix
October 30, 2004
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