Lan Yu

Lan Yu



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Lan Yu Reviews

David Ansen
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March 31, 2008
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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February 9, 2006
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

Houston Chronicle
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November 16, 2002
Patrick Z. McGavin
Chicago Tribune
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The movie is gorgeously made, but it is also somewhat shallow and art-conscious.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 17, 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
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.

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August 22, 2002
John Terauds
Toronto Star
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In the end, we are left with something like two ships passing in the night rather than any insights into gay love, Chinese society or the price one pays for being dishonest.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/5

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
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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While it is welcome to see a Chinese film depict a homosexual relationship in a mature and frank fashion, Lan Yu never catches dramatic fire.

July 29, 2002
John Anderson
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Kwan makes the mix-and- match metaphors intriguing, while lulling us into torpor with his cultivated allergy to action.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

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
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Deserves high marks for political courage but barely gets by on its artistic merits.

| Original Score: 2/4

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
Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
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Pulpy and mesmerizing.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

July 3, 2002
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