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Lan Yu Reviews

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July 26, 2002
Kwan makes the mix-and- match metaphors intriguing, while lulling us into torpor with his cultivated allergy to action.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 26, 2002
Lan Yu is at times too restrained, yet there are moments it captures the erotics of intimacy in a way that makes most American love stories look downright unfree.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 26, 2002
Deserves high marks for political courage but barely gets by on its artistic merits.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 25, 2002
Like a less dizzily gorgeous companion to Mr. Wong's In the Mood for Love -- very much a Hong Kong movie despite its mainland setting.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 23, 2002
Kwan is a master of shadow, quietude, and room noise, and Lan Yu is a disarmingly lived-in movie.
July 3, 2002
Lan Yu seems altogether too slight to be called any kind of masterpiece. It is, however, a completely honest, open-hearted film that should appeal to anyone willing to succumb to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 3, 2002
Pulpy and mesmerizing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 24, 2002
Lan Yu is certainly a serviceable melodrama, but it doesn't even try for the greatness that Happy Together shoots for (and misses).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 15, 2002
Stanley Kwan has directed not only one of the best gay love stories ever made, but one of the best love stories of any stripe.
June 6, 2002
Should have been worth cheering as a breakthrough but is devoid of wit and humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 22, 2002
The political dimensions of the story and the circumstances of the movie's own creation make for a powerful context.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 31, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 7, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 12, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: C
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