4:30 (2006)



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Xiao Li-yuan
as Zhang Xiao Wu

Critic Reviews for 4:30

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

This long, all-but-wordless piece is good on the endless boredom of unsupervised childhood.

Nov 23, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Somewhat ironically for a film about insomnia, 4:30 manages to send its audience to sleep. A lack of plot and an ill-judged belief in its own importance make it a disappointment for Tan fans.

Nov 23, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Nicely shot but too wilfully obscure for many tastes, it's to Xiao Li Yuan's credit that he carries a movie whose unrequited love theme doesn't merit this length.

Nov 23, 2007 | Full Review…

A melancholic treatise on isolation and our failure to connect with those closest to us.

Nov 21, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Royston Tan's film comes alive in the green hued semi-darkness of the flat, using long takes and infinite silences to show two troubled souls connecting through their mutual loneliness.

Nov 21, 2007 | Full Review…

With this production (a natural progression from his previous work, notably 15) director Royston Tan most assuredly moves from the category of filmmaker to artist.

Aug 20, 2007 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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