Lan Yu

Lan Yu

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Lan Yu Reviews

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

This film takes the Tienanmen massacre as its subtle backdrop, so subtle that it all happens though sounds heard off-screen.

Full Review Source: Film Scouts | Original Score: B+

June 21, 2007
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A gay love story based on an anonymous Internet novel.

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

September 27, 2006

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

December 6, 2005
Greg Muskewitz
eFilmCritic.com

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

July 7, 2003
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Hu and Liu offer natural, matter-of-fact performances that glint with sorrow, longing and love.

| Original Score: 3/4

January 16, 2003
Chris Gore
Film Threat

This delicately observed story, deeply felt and masterfully stylized, is a triumph for its maverick director.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

December 8, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

A nicely constructed film with an unusual, though not unheard-of theme for Chinese cinema.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

November 2, 2002
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

Lan Yu is a genuine love story, full of traditional layers of awakening and ripening and separation and recovery.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 1, 2002
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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It's probably worth catching solely on its visual merits. If only it had the story to match.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

October 4, 2002
Kim Morgan
Oregonian

It's a lovely, sad dance highlighted by Kwan's unique directing style.

Full Review Source: Oregonian

September 20, 2002
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Assured, vital and well wrought, the film is, arguably, the most accomplished work to date from Hong Kong's versatile Stanley Kwan.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

August 22, 2002
David Chute
L.A. Weekly
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A beautifully crafted love story that should stand as a career breakthrough for the subtle Hong Kong stylist Stanley Kwan.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

August 22, 2002
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

For the simplicity and strength of its emotional core, Lan Yu is an exquisite film.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 3/5

August 16, 2002
Ray Conlogue
Globe and Mail
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There is much that is touching in the affair of Lan Yu and Handong.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

August 16, 2002
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Brave and sweetly rendered love story.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 26, 2002
Pam Grady
Reel.com

Though Lan Yu lacks a sense of dramatic urgency, the film makes up for it with a pleasing verisimilitude.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

July 26, 2002
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Lan Yu is at times too restrained, yet there are moments it captures the erotics of intimacy in a way that makes most American love stories look downright unfree.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

July 26, 2002
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Like a less dizzily gorgeous companion to Mr. Wong's In the Mood for Love -- very much a Hong Kong movie despite its mainland setting.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

July 25, 2002
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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Kwan is a master of shadow, quietude, and room noise, and Lan Yu is a disarmingly lived-in movie.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 23, 2002
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Lan Yu seems altogether too slight to be called any kind of masterpiece. It is, however, a completely honest, open-hearted film that should appeal to anyone willing to succumb to it.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

July 3, 2002
David Ansen
Newsweek
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March 31, 2008
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Houston Chronicle
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November 16, 2002
Rich Cline
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May 22, 2002
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