Chan Is Missing
1982, Comedy, 1h 20m27 Reviews 500+ Ratings
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An entertaining mystery that's also rich in setting and character detail, Chan Is Missing suggests thrilling potential from director/co-writer Wayne Wang. Read critic reviews
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The whole of Chan Is Missing, impressively photographed in black and white by Michael Chin, funny and fast moving, crackles with the excitement of a new director tackling a new, exciting subject.
It's a matchless delight.
As well as wackiness, there is wisdom. This was Wang's debut movie, made before the recently seen Dim Sum, and already he shows a flair consummated in that film for stretching domestic details or family tiffs into a pixillated poetry of the everyday.
Chan Is Missing proves to be a better pretext for a movie than a finished film.
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.September 15, 2016 | Full Review…
A classic, albeit unsolvable, brainteaser.September 7, 2016 | Full Review…
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Aug 30, 2013This 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.Aj V Super Reviewer
Nov 01, 2010reminded me a bit of the french new wave films of the 60s, 2 chinese men of diferent ages, find out there friend chan is missing, so they set off to track him down, sking various people wether they have anything. and what we get isnt a thriller of action, but a film that almost comes across documentery like in its aproach, and comments by people who knew chan, on how the chinese are treated and indeed in in america, there adopted country. a short film, of two men, learning and bickering, whilst they travel the city they live in searching for chan, a film to watch if you want 2 charactors having meaty conversationsscott g Super Reviewer
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