Just One Look (2005)

Just One Look (2005)



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Featuring an appearance by Cantopop megastars Twins and set in 1970s Hong Kong, this nostalgic comedy drama from director Riley Ip concerns itself with a young man as he contemplates revenge on the gangster he believes responsible for his father's death. Though his policeman father had committed suicide in a movie theater toilet ten years earlier, Fan (Shawn Yu) still believes that the local kingpin called "Crazy" (Anthony Wong) is somehow responsible for his death. Making a living by selling his family wares in front of a local theater, Fan and his best friend Ming (Wong You-Nam) decide to enlist in a kung fu class to impress the master's daughter Nam (Charlene Choi). Things later get complicated when Fan falls for a mysterious country girl (Gillian Chung).
Art House & International , Drama
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Critic Reviews for Just One Look

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (6)

Fails to overcome its recycled elements but displays a winning spirit that's hard to dislike.

August 10, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

An utterly charming retro romancer set against a background of '70s movie going.

Full Review… | July 28, 2005
Top Critic

This valentine to Hong Kong cinema should resonate with anyone who's been through the painful apprenticeship of learning the difference between life and the movies.

Full Review… | July 27, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Just One Look proves that Hollywood doesn't have exclusive rights to jokes about constipation.

July 27, 2005
New York Post
Top Critic

A paean to cinephilia that might goad viewers into questioning the value of film itself.

Full Review… | July 26, 2005
Village Voice
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Sometimes hilarious, sometimes melodramatic, Just One Look always rings true.

Full Review… | June 18, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle
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