• PG-13, 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Kar Wai Wong
    In Theaters:
    May 16, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 1, 2008
  • The Weinstein Company

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My Blueberry Nights Reviews

Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 18, 2011
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 1/5

November 17, 2011

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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October 18, 2008
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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[A] flaky disaster.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 9, 2008
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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The casting problem starts with the movie's lead, Norah Jones.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

May 9, 2008
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It's not the pie that is meant to make this watchable, it is Wai's greatest gift, observing people, little slices of life in New York, Memphis or Nevada. Unfortunately in this case, those slices don't add up to a meal, or even dessert.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

May 2, 2008
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Fans of Chinese director Wong Kar Wai's dreamy, romantic films will find My Blueberry Nights a luscious treat, although newcomers to his world of sensuous longing will no doubt wonder what all the fuss is about.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

April 25, 2008
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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The bad news about My Blueberry Nights is that it feels like an exaggeration to call it an actual movie.

| Original Score: 2/4

April 25, 2008
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Only in flashes does Wong Kar-Wai let you forget about the relentless, meticulous beauty long enough to lose yourself inside it.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

April 18, 2008
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Wong Kar Wai's strange pastry-filled reverie My Blueberry Nights is not for those who like movies in which things happen; rather, it's for those in a mood to float, sometimes deliciously.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

April 18, 2008
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Few directors regularly exploit so well film's capacity for capturing the present and the past in the same instant. Wong is plugged into a special zone that feels that joy of experience and the pain of recollection simultaneously.

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

April 18, 2008
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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For all its implied weightiness and melancholy, My Blueberry Nights is a confection that leaves you feeling empty.

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: 2/4

April 18, 2008
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Though it's beautifully shot (and characteristically drenched in red-orange light), the characters gently bump each other away, like slow-rolling billiard balls.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 18, 2008
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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My Blueberry Nights is Wong Kar Wai's first English-language movie. Perhaps not coincidentally, it's also his worst movie.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 18, 2008
Jim Emerson
Chicago Sun-Times
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It's a store-bought bakery-window display cake, infused with flavor essences and color-enhancers. (Is there a cinematic MSG that intensifies the sweetness of eye candy?)

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 18, 2008
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The Hong Kong director's efforts to transplant things to a distinctly American tableau fail. Prettily, but miserably.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2/4

April 18, 2008
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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A star-driven pseudo-indie affair that will please neither celebrity worshipers nor cineastes.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

April 17, 2008
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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I think there's a lot of miscasting going on here.

April 14, 2008
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Mostly, My Blueberry Nights is irritating and plodding, saved only slightly by Law's lively performance.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

April 4, 2008
Dana Stevens
Slate
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I spent the whole 90 minutes in a state of bemused, vaguely pleasurable anticipation, always hoping for the next gorgeous image to come along and sweep me away.

Full Review Source: Slate

April 4, 2008
Steven Boone
Newark Star-Ledger
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Jones displays some acting chops, but the character she creates with Wong has all the personality of a museum tour guide.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

April 4, 2008
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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In My Blueberry Nights, Wong Kar-wai and his cinematographer, Darius Khondji, make America look so pretty that you may have trouble recognizing it.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

April 4, 2008
Joanne Kaufman
Wall Street Journal
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Alternately precious and vapid, the movie attempts to wrest metaphors from a jar of house keys, and eternal verities from pastry. Slice the pie how you will, it's still half-baked.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

April 4, 2008
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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The biggest problem is Wong's decision to cast Norah Jones as Elizabeth, a New Yorker who hits the road after a love affair goes bad. Jones, in her first movie, can't act. (There, I said it!)

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

April 4, 2008
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Setting out a grandly romantic dish, Wong encourages us to indulge. And then he leaves us hungry for something more.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

April 4, 2008
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
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My Blueberry Nights should have played like a memory, but its hard-living, luckless losers are too beautiful to be believed.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 4, 2008
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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The Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai has an undeservedly high reputation as a master stylist. He's more like a master window dresser.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: C

April 4, 2008
John Anderson
Newsday
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It may not be what you expect. But with Wong Kar-wai, it seldom is.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

April 3, 2008
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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All of these groaner developments, coscripted by Wong and crime novelist Lawrence Block, feel like a tour of the waxiest 1990s clichés ever.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/6

April 3, 2008
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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My Blueberry Nights hints that buried in Wong's spicy odd noodlings may be an even better conventional filmmaker.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

April 2, 2008
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Since it began shooting in June 2006, it's been on the shelf ever since, and you'll instantly know why. It's like watching ice melt.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

April 2, 2008
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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Fortunately, Mr. Wong has made the perilous journey into a new language without sacrificing his artistic soul and very personal visual style.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

April 2, 2008
Michelle Orange
Village Voice
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The disappointment here doesn't have much to do with Wong doing America -- he's been doing America for years, even in Chinese -- but with Wong doing Wong, and not up to his own standard.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 2, 2008
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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[Portman], not Jones, is the savory dish of movie magic in a mostly bland Blueberry Nights.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

May 24, 2007
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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The longer this slice of fanciful blueberry-pie Americana sits with me, the better I like it.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

May 17, 2007
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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This cool and cerebral film could be a hot arthouse item.

May 16, 2007
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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... while the actors' dialogue delivery is perfectly natural, the aphoristic philosophical nuggets Wong favors sound banal and clunky in this context, leaving the film thematically in the shallow end of the pool.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 16, 2007
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