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2046 Reviews

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
October 7, 2005
Wong composes shots as if he were squeezing drops of liquid narcotic into the viewer's eyes.
| Original Score: '3/4'
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 7, 2005
Richly layered and at times harebrained, it is more a beautiful failure than a genuine masterpiece, but it is nevertheless something to see.
| Original Score: B+
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
October 2, 2005
Visually ravishing and deeply melancholy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Keith Phipps
AV Club
September 26, 2005
As memorable and emotionally intense as any of Wong's films. It's a mood as much as a movie.
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
September 24, 2005
A riot of sight and sound that, however baffling, has an irresistible, elemental pull.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
September 23, 2005
Be prepared for a movie that unfolds with painstaking slowness and deliberation. But if you can hook into its peculiar wavelength, it's a small masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
September 23, 2005
Sometimes muddled and confusing but beautiful-looking follow-up effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
September 23, 2005
The film combines the sublime and the mundane in ways that previously went unimagined.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
September 22, 2005
The result is almost fetishistic, come-hither doodling of Wong's own making. He is a craftsman mumbling to himself in a language only he understands.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
September 9, 2005
[Zhang's] identity is so strong that it seems to hold the story together most of the time; it really should have been only about her.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
September 9, 2005
Wong...is a naf stylist, a director who always stays on the lush surface of things.
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
September 8, 2005
... demands to be seen if only because no film -- no film this reviewer has seen -- captures the beauty of its actresses so artfully, with such spectacular style and light.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
September 8, 2005
More stunt than substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
September 2, 2005
The cinema hasn't witnessed such a magical effort to make its leading ladies look so gorgeous since Josef Von Sternberg invented new lighting techniques to capture Marlene Dietrich.
| Original Score: A-
Top Critic
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
September 2, 2005
This long, gorgeous, occasionally maddening movie is the work of a hopeless romantic who knows there is no pain as bittersweet -- or as haunting -- as the pain of a broken heart.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
September 2, 2005
As someone who admires Wong's ambition and skill, I'm able to give 2046 only a halfhearted recommendation.
| Original Score: B-
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
September 2, 2005
In a film that likes teasing mysteries, the greatest revelation is Ziyi Zhang.
| Original Score: 3/4
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
September 2, 2005
I suppose it was only a matter of time before Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai fell into self-parody.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
September 1, 2005
An engaging drama and character study, but without much to rally behind
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 1, 2005
It's all terribly atmospheric, and if you're in the mood for atmosphere, 2046 delivers.
| Original Score: 3/4
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