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Days of Being Wild (A Fei zheng chuan) Reviews

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Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
March 12, 2005
The '60s were a time of alienation and sadness, which I suppose Wong was trying to reflect here. But he's chosen characters so monumentally self-destructive that it's difficult to care about them.
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
March 10, 2005
Unless the film is pure homage, the film lacks authenticity
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Caryn James
New York Times
August 30, 2004
A plotless gangster story is a nearly impossible paradox to pull off, however intelligent the underpinnings of the film.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
November 18, 2004
A rapturous film about cool men, hot women and the thousand and one nights and cigarettes they share.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 28, 2005
Wong's always-striking visual style uses floating, neon colors and extreme angles to emphasize disconnected souls.
Jeremy Heilman
March 5, 2002
It goes to show that "average" Wong Kar-Wai is better than just about anyone else on a good day.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
February 17, 2005
The languorous atmosphere of longing, disconnection and emotional isolation is hypnotic.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 19, 2006
A dark moody period piece about unrequited love.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
November 16, 2004
Arguably this is the key movie in Wong's oeuvre, as startling in its context as Hiroshima Mon Amour and Breathless were in theirs.
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John Anderson
November 20, 2004
Wong creates a dream state of shifting, stalling, liquid time, a kind of gauzy unreality that made In the Mood for Love so seductive.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 13, 2005
A triumph of movie pop poetics.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
February 3, 2005
It may have been released in the olden days of 1991, but Wong Kar-Wai's Days of Being Wild remains pulsatingly contemporary.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
February 18, 2005
There are images in Days that can make your heart stop for no other reason than that they're perfect.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
February 25, 2005
Needless to say a must-see for Wongcolytes, Days of Being Wild is also an excellent entry point for people who haven't yet caught this most exotic and habit-forming of cinematic bugs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Josh Larsen
October 25, 2015
These days are both electric and exhausted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
March 3, 2005
Wong has a reputation for slow-moving mood pieces in which very little happens, but that's not the case here.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
November 23, 2004
| Original Score: 3/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
February 18, 2005
It now seems like a promising apprentice work, almost a blueprint for the writer-director's most acclaimed and famous film, In the Mood for Love.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
November 18, 2004
It's inexplicable that Wong's early masterpiece has been virtually absent from American screens since he completed it in 1991.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Joey O'Bryan
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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