Chan Is Missing


Chan Is Missing (1982)



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Robbed of $4000 by the elusive Chan Hung, a pair of cabdrivers attempt to track down the thief through the seamier portions of San Francisco's Chinatown.

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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

A classic, albeit unsolvable, brainteaser.

Sep 7, 2016 | Full Review…

Wang makes Chan Is Missing to a similar recipe-the film is imbued with, and is entirely about, Chinese-ness, but adopts a quintessentially American form, the film noir mystery.

Sep 15, 2016 | Full Review…

Every element in the movie illustrates its underlying concerns: identity and assimilation among Asian-Americans, sociolinguistics, and what one character in the tale describes as "cross-cultural misunderstandings."

Jun 1, 2006 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

what develops isn't a mystery, but rather a look at the city from the inside out.

Jan 20, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/5

By no means great, but an astonishing achievement for $20,000.

Sep 9, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

A delight.

Jan 9, 2004 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Chan Is Missing

This movie wasn't exactly what I expected or wanted to see, but it was okay. You learn a lot about Chinese Americans, Chinatown, and culture clashes. I liked that part, and the little bits of humor strewn about. What I didn't like was the ending.

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