Mr. Long (Ryu san)

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Critic Reviews for Mr. Long (Ryu san)

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

  • A relentless stylishness unifies the film, extending from the hard bright lights of upscale Taipei all the way to the sleaziest junkyard of rural Japan, where the action unfolds.

    Feb 14, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The maverick director Sabu has made a hitman fable that's like Charlie Chaplin meets Takeshi Miike. The weird thing is, it works.

    Feb 13, 2017 | Full Review…
  • ...deftly skips from gruesome violence to light-hearted comedy to soul-crushing tragedy.

    Jul 9, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
  • Mr. Long races out of the traps from the starting pistol, rushing to tell us the story of those that struggle beneath the urban threshold, and it does this - but it finishes while still chewing everything it tried to bite off.

    Mar 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • [Chang Chen] does this more with attitudes and gestures than words - his Long is not a talker, to put it mildly. Nonetheless, he has a charisma that carries the film through its nothing-much-happening longueurs.

    Jan 3, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The trick Sabu pulls off is flipping Mr. Long from a Takashi Miike-like thriller to a Tampopo-like comedy and then back again: it's a seamless, stylish, protean genre mash-up full of surprises.

    Jun 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mr. Long (Ryu san)

  • Feb 14, 2017
    A surprising film that finds an enviable balance between whimsical comedy and heartbreaking tragedy, making us laugh and cry in nearly equal doses while gradually pulling us in with its wide emotional scope and a magnetic central performance by Chen Chang.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer

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