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The Center of the World Reviews

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July 20, 2009
...rings with a perfectly hollow pitch that's a digital video punch to the solar plexus.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 18, 2003
Utilizando o sexo como ponte para estudar seus personagens, o diretor Wayne Wang cria um filme interessante, mas não totalmente satisfatório.
| Original Score: 3/5
June 19, 2003
What follows in Wang Wang's (Chinese Box, Smoke, Chan is Missing) new film The Center of the World is the dark side of Pretty Woman only without the Cinderella-like pretensions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 13, 2003
Retains the dreaded essence of voyeurism dressed as art.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 30, 2002
The dramatic push and pull of the budding relationship is not terribly original in and of itself -but in its ambiguities the movie soars.
February 28, 2002
Peter Sarsgaard and Molly Parker bare just about everything, without really bringing the characters to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 11, 2002
Molly Parker is a terrific actress, who tries to make something out of nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 16, 2001
Wayne Wang's "The Center of the World" plays like a Mike Figgis film (and that's not always a good thing).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 23, 2001
A sexually frank tale of urban isolation and emotional need out of the dotcom revolution.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 12, 2001
THE CENTER OF THE WORLD is a lot like its subject, strippers; it looks great, but leaves you oddly unfulfilled.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 4, 2001
Thanks to Wang's tidy, knowing direction, we are subject to some fresh, unsettling insights.
July 13, 2001
Parker ... enters the role with a naked abandon that fulfils the promise she showed in Kissed and Wonderland.
June 23, 2001
The film doesn't really explore technology, sex, or anything else that deeply.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 11, 2001
Never gets past its own investment in arty pretense.
May 31, 2001
It fails to bring fresh perspective to a variation on the oldest story in the world.
May 25, 2001
Why is it that "prestige" sex films, made by name directors and featuring estimable players, are usually so boring?
May 25, 2001
The results seem not to have been written and rehearsed but to have erupted spontaneously while the camera was running.
May 24, 2001
There's something numbingly predictable about Wang's whole approach.
May 23, 2001
...a topical idea, yet Wang alienates his audience with the shallow characterization Ellen Benjamin Wong's script provides his two leads.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 21, 2001
Feels like a rehash of ideas already so stale in cinema that it feels dated and even hypocritical in its obvious assurance of being an 'art picture.'
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