Chungking Express Reviews

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May 28, 2014
Written and directed by Wong Kar-wai, the film is an imaginative piece of filmmaking and an evocative essay on contemporary Hong Kong as it prepares for a return to Chinese rule.
May 28, 2014
Made in less than three months using a hand-held camera, director/writer Wong Kar-Wai's Chungking Express is a tale that only a diehard film buff might enjoy.
May 28, 2014
The film is so talky, repetitious, visually stuttery, and slackly paced that sitting through it once is like seeing it twice.
May 28, 2014
Wong made Chungking in just 23 days, and the film's mad-dash energy is nicely reflected in his quartet of stars. Wong, himself a star of cinema's future, has already shown that he possesses a uniquely '90s voice, eye and spirit.
May 28, 2014
Wong's singular frenetic visual style and his special feeling for lonely romantics may remind you of certain French New Wave directors, but this movie isn't a trip down memory lane; it's a vibrant commentary on young love today, packed with punch.
May 28, 2014
Wong's dreamlike tone and Doyle's stunning cinematography make this strange love story a joy to watch.
May 28, 2014
The performances as a whole are a joy and the script is a gem.
May 28, 2014
Despite the simplicity of the stories, Chungking Express is an inventive, richly human and rewarding film that expands Hong Kong cinema in one fell swoop.
May 28, 2014
The pleasure to be had from hanging out with Wong's pale-and-interesting unrequited lovers lies in the zippy shooting style and warm, winning performances.
May 28, 2014
Neither of the movie's two stories makes complete sense, but that hardly matters. This is like being inside a pinball machine with a toddler at the controls.
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