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Fallen Angels Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 21, 2008
The film is Wong's most visually striking, with Wong and Doyle constantly inventing intoxicating new angles for every shot.
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Urban Cinefile
December 14, 2007
Photographed by expat Australian Christopher Doyle, Fallen Angels is cinematic exuberance in the hands of a confident filmmaker who builds a montage, and serves you a smorgasbord of images and characters that inhabit a world you are invited to experience.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 5, 2007
A brilliantly innovative filmmaker who gets his feelings across through the cheeky and sometimes surreal visuals and his cool style of filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
February 5, 2005
Fallen Angels lunges and chases after its rapidly receding subjects, looking to capture and preserve a trace of their presence before the sun rises and the shadows fade.
Michael Dequina
January 2, 2004
Stylish and mesmerizing... Equals the poignance of Chungking Express.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
October 27, 2003
There's a lot more to Wong Kar-Wai than tremendous cinematic skill and distinctive style. He's got something to say about the modern condition.
Read More | Original Score: 87/100
Karen Achenbach
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Like Wong's film stock, whose meager latitude won't let the eye deep into the image, Wong's characters, all 20-something slackers and grotesques, have the same lack of depth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
An exhilarating rush of a movie, with all manner of go-for-broke visual bravura that expresses perfectly the free spirits of [Wong's] bold young people.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
A densely packed suite of zany vignettes that have the autonomy of pop songs or stand-up comic riffs.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
I felt transported back to the 1960s films of Jean-Luc Godard. I was watching a film that was not afraid of its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
It has a life of its own, thanks to Wong's over-the-top blend of John Woo-like violence and almost surreal humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Peter Henne
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Wong has used practically every cinematic element available to him to create a mood of love gone off the track, drawn-out wishes, time passing emptily, and disconnection.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Wong brings tremendous vigor and audacity to the effort, asking us to question the most basic rules of storytelling and commercial filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Aptly demonstrates [Wong's] unique, undecipherable charm.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 1, 2000
Fallen Angels is more challenging visually than any mainstream Hollywood film I've ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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David Fear
Time Out
January 18, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 5/6
Emanuel Levy
August 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 5/5

TV Guide
July 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Russell Smith
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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