Chungking Express Reviews

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.
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.
March 26, 2009
A quicksilver magical mystery tour through the lives of a bunch of young downtown loners.