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Hot Summer Days

Hot Summer Days (2010)

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60

Average Rating: 5/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 2

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Movie Info

This Cantonese-language ensemble drama from directors Tony Chan and Shya Wing transpires during the hottest summer in Hong Kong history, where numerous stories magically intersect. While a young female factory worker asks her romantic suitor to stand outside in the blazing heat for 100 days in a row to prove his love for her, a blind photographer obsessively combs the city searching for the gorgeous model he accidentally insulted. Meanwhile, in other corners of the city, a foot masseuse and a

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Romance, Art House & International, Comedy

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Tony Chan

Fox International Productions

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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (3)

Unlike the similarly multi-strand Valentine's Day, Hot Summer Days has heart, however overstated most of its action.

October 7, 2010 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Sure, the film sometimes gets too syrupy - hey, it's a date movie - but the way this tale finally ties into one of the others is sublime.

October 1, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Hot Summer Days makes a lukewarm case for global warming. It's a better argument that the production of mindless fluff is not just limited to Hollywood

October 1, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Post
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It's less a film than one long advertisement for itself -- and for the fact that mindless entertainment truly knows no borders.

September 29, 2010 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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While the film is slight, predictable, and familiar, it's great popcorn fare.

September 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Each rising sun ignites a surge of manic hysteria that weaves these tormented, forlorn characters through a clumsy plot riddled with cliché and predictability.

September 29, 2010 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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