Chungking Express Reviews

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May 28, 2014
I've never been a big fan of technique that calls attention to itself, but Wong's frenetic blend of slow motion, pixilation, rushing backgrounds and frozen foregrounds (or vice versa) is as integral to this movie as its bubbly story and characters.
May 28, 2014
[Wong's] hypnotic images of love and loss finally wear down your resistance as seemingly discordant sights and sounds coalesce into a radiant, crazy quilt.
May 28, 2014
Chungking Express is a breezy little Hong Kong movie that has more life, energy, humanity and sheer visual zing than most other shows you'll see in a month or so.
May 28, 2014
Dull it is not, but Wong's trademark sense of romantic melancholy fails to jell amid all the excess.
May 28, 2014
It's the cinematic equivalent of popcorn on a hot stove with jump-cut shots, freeze frames, stirringly beautiful images and boundless energy.
May 28, 2014
A lyrical and delightfully goofy study in romantic longing.
March 23, 2019
These flirtations may be as glossy and shallow as the soundtrack's pop songs, but they represent longings for magic, for transcendence, as deep as any 'California Dreamin'.'
August 28, 2018
From its photogenic actors to its pop soundtrack and breezy visual style, the movie is a lighthearted thrill, visceral, romantic and fresh.
June 8, 2018
Chungking Express comes to town with a hip imprimatur and some admiring reviews. But this quirky, deadpan movie moves like a rickshaw with a geriatric hauler in harness.
April 10, 2018
What Chungking Express has are a couple of interesting situations, which don't quite justify a feature-length movie.
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