In the Mood for Love Reviews

April 15, 2014
So skillfully does the director brings us to a state of breathless expectation that when he refuses to deliver the goods he almost seems to have invented a new form of perversion.
April 15, 2014
In the Mood is a love story told from the point of impact, at the heart, and no conventional resolution could be more profound.
April 15, 2014
It's intelligently conceived, exquisitely crafted and flawlessly acted.
April 15, 2014
Further complemented by the gentle lull of Nat King Cole songs, In The Mood For Love casts a dreamy and melancholic spell that remains unbroken long after the closing credits have rolled.
August 14, 2012
Director Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong's most romantic filmmaker, is known for his excesses, and in that sense the film's spareness represents a bold departure.
August 14, 2012
The film is gorgeous, dripping with texture and sensuality and, well, mood.
June 24, 2006
Every charged frame of the film pulses with the central contradiction between repression and emotional abandon; the formalism and sensuality are inextricable.
September 26, 2002
Wong Kar-wai tricks up the schmaltz with a lot of avant-garde filigree. He's that most suspect of hybrids: a pop-schlock aesthete.
March 19, 2002
Stylized, set-designed to the last hair wisp, the film is a mixture of bold devices with delicate understatement that leave a remarkable aftereffect.
March 16, 2001
Shot through with spirals of cigarette smoke and blazing with the colors and geometry of '60s textile design, In the Mood for Love is a feast for the eyes and succor for the soul, examining the secrets that join men and women, and that keep them apart.