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2046 Reviews

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September 1, 2005
It's like a sketchbook. These are images, tones, dialogue and characters that Wong is sure of, and he practices them, but he does not seem very sure why he is making the movie, or where it should end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 22, 2004
The stilted dialogue and a mostly stagnant story line gum up the works.
September 8, 2005
More stunt than substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 6, 2006
Tematicamente óbvio e pouco ambicioso, 2046 é um filme que enche os olhos, mas que não tem muito a oferecer à mente e ao coração.
| Original Score: 2/5
August 4, 2005
The editors of Mad Magazine could have had a ball satirizing Wong Kar Wai's gaseous cavalcade of pretentiousness, 2046, if the filmmaker hadn't gotten there first.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
August 6, 2005
Major points for ambience, but it's as if somebody took several complete scripts, ripped pages from each, threw them together and tried to make sense out of what's left over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 9, 2005
Wong...is a naïf stylist, a director who always stays on the lush surface of things.
December 11, 2004
Like In the Mood for Love, 2046 is gorgeous through and through, intoxicating even, but not necessarily in a good way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
November 10, 2005
"2046" feels like a lot of half-finished ideas all bound together with fancy ribbon.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
August 15, 2005
Wong's admirers, like those of Stanley Kubrick, thrill to his visual dictatorship, but in both instances the inquiry into passion can seem a weirdly impassive affair.
August 10, 2005
A handsome enigma that offers little to reward the viewer's patience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 12, 2005
What we seem to have here in 2046 is a meditation on past loves, not to mention missed communication, bad love affairs, bad timing, roads not taken and the passage of time itself. It all sucks, doesn't it? Great soundtrack, though.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 26, 2005
While 2046 looks absolutely radiant, its deliberately choppy structure and mannered style make it very heavy going...like watching a brilliant paint job dry in a storm.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 26, 2005
Some directors wouldn't know a true love story if it smacked them in the face like a big sloppy kiss.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 23, 2005
Sometimes muddled and confusing but beautiful-looking follow-up effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 26, 2011
2046 thus comes to encapsulate everything to which Wong (and, in turn, his audience) keeps returning.
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.
Read More | Original Score: B+
July 3, 2004
Admittedly, there is something intoxicating about the film that keeps you going.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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