Days of Being Wild (A Fei zheng chuan) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Days of Being Wild (A Fei zheng chuan) Reviews

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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.
March 10, 2005
Unless the film is pure homage, the film lacks authenticity
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August 30, 2004
A plotless gangster story is a nearly impossible paradox to pull off, however intelligent the underpinnings of the film.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
February 28, 2005
Wong's always-striking visual style uses floating, neon colors and extreme angles to emphasize disconnected souls.
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
February 17, 2005
The languorous atmosphere of longing, disconnection and emotional isolation is hypnotic.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 19, 2006
A dark moody period piece about unrequited love.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 13, 2005
A triumph of movie pop poetics.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
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.
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
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
October 25, 2015
These days are both electric and exhausted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 3, 2005
Wong has a reputation for slow-moving mood pieces in which very little happens, but that's not the case here.
November 23, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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