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Lust, Caution Reviews

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Dan Jardine
Cinemania
July 11, 2012
Lee is hot, engaged, emotional, sincere and fundamentally looking at any slice of life through a sexual lens.
Full Review | Original Score: 79/100
Dan Jardine
Daily-Reviews
July 11, 2012
Lee is hot, engaged, emotional, sincere and fundamentally looking at any slice of life through a sexual lens.
Full Review | Original Score: 79/100
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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
ReelzChannel.com
February 9, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
July 24, 2009
Though his direction is unsurprisingly beautiful, the settings lush and the performances wonderful, no one apparently had the guts to insist Lee streamline his rambling story.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2009
| Original Score: 3/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
May 7, 2009
La mano experta de Ang Lee logra sostener el relato durante sus dos horas y media de duración, con algunos picos de intensidad en un par de escenas brillantemente resueltas.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
February 28, 2008
For all Lee's meticulous control over this immaculately nuanced melodrama-thriller, there is a surprising lack of emotional draw.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
February 22, 2008
What lingers is the suspicion that women carry a burden of war they can't ever put down, and that even noble idealists can justify turning their girls into whores.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
February 18, 2008
Lee provides no such easy comfort, instead keeping audiences constantly off-kilter, purposefully frustrating them with character behavior that's just...wrong.
| Original Score: 3/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 14, 2008
Like the many facets of a diamond, the human heart can find its lustre in dark places. Ang Lee's tortuous film about love and betrayal takes passion through highs and lows as it leads us through its tense and riveting journey
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
January 9, 2008
There's no doubt while watching Ang Lee's Lust, Caution that you're in the hands of a supreme filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 66/100
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
January 7, 2008
Lust - the word that speaks of inflamed passions, repressed longing and seriously naughty sex stands ill at ease with this rather languid exploration of freedom fighting during the Japanese occupation of Shanghai in the early 1940s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
January 4, 2008
You leave the theatre a trifle exhausted but rewarded by a resonance few films possess.
| Original Score: 3/5
Neil Smith
thelondonpaper
January 4, 2008
Saucy sex scenes apart, however, it's hard to get drawn into a slow-moving, drawn-out story that takes two-and-a-half po-faced hours to reach its jarringly abrupt and confusing conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sukhdev Sandhu
Independent (UK)
January 4, 2008
A pleasure to watch a film as visually stylish as it is psychologically demanding. I wish it had been twice as long.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
January 4, 2008
For his sheer muscular verve and ambition, Lee deserves a standing ovation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nigel Andrews
Times (UK)
January 4, 2008
Quietly mesmerising.
James Christopher
Times (UK)
January 4, 2008
The intensity of the sex is far more honest and revealing than the secrets each lover tries to hide.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

The Sun (UK)
January 4, 2008
Lust, Caution is strangely engrossing but the fairly straightforward plot does not justify the running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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