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Lust, Caution Reviews

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October 22, 2007
Ang Lee's latest, Lust, Caution is a sluggish disappointment with a catchy title.
October 21, 2007
Gorgeously crafted with virtuosic patience.
| Original Score: 3/4
October 20, 2007
You'd be hard pressed to find a movie that's sexier, or sadder. It's a tragic film that's highly successful as both a wartime thriller and a tale of doomed love
Read More | Original Score: 86/100
October 20, 2007
Minus the sizzle of the NC-17-rated sex scenes, there's not much to maintain your attention in this plodding World War II spy thriller.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 20, 2007
Whatever misgivings there may be about it, this festival-winning film is a mesmerizing, rich experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 20, 2007
Leung turns in his usual fine performance, and Tang shows evidence of the kind of chops that will guarantee her a long career. Maybe her next film will tell a better story.
October 20, 2007
There is deception, suspicion and self-delusion, but it all seems rendered at arm's length, despite the consummate artistry of the filmmaking.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 20, 2007
There is plenty of lust exercised in the athletic, don't-try-this-at-home sex scenes between Hong Kong star Tony Leung and the stunning Chinese newcomer Wei Tang.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 20, 2007
Both a cannily constructed spy thriller and a grim kind of love story.
October 20, 2007
Superbly written, beautifully shot and emotionally powerful espionage thriller with a terrific central performance from newcomer Tang Wei.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 20, 2007
Lust, Caution is a major film, but it feels like a minor work in Lee's canon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 20, 2007
Why does this hot-and-heavy love story feel so cold and clipped overall?
Read More | Original Score: 3/6
October 19, 2007
The primary question in Lust, Caution (Se, jie) is: "What is real?" The answers, nebulous and harsh, are suffused with cigarette smoke and punctuated by clacking mahjong tiles.
October 19, 2007
There's too much caution and not enough lust.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 19, 2007
Given all the early furor about the film's NC-17 rating and its much-discussed sex scenes, Lust, Caution seems curiously sedate and unexciting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 19, 2007
...Lee imparts a sense of roiling depths beneath a placid surface.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 18, 2007
As a cartographer of hidden lives, Lee may not always find beauty, but he almost discovers and reveals something vital about the human condition.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 18, 2007
A sumptuous and exceptional spy story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 16, 2007
The film looks gorgeous but the plotting is clumsy and the acting is flat.
October 16, 2007
Ang Lee's directing is so engrossing that one abandons the impulse to rationalize and finds oneself completely swept up in the consciousness of the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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