Rebels of the Neon God Reviews

October 30, 2015
We've seen these kids before, but we've never seen them quite like this.
July 9, 2015
Like Godard's "Breathless" and Wong's "As Tears Go By," "Rebels" cunningly synthesizes both B-movie and art film.
July 2, 2015
A breathtaking, disturbing look at urban angst and the emptiness of youth culture ...
June 29, 2015
It seems so fresh and immediate you'd never know that it's 23 years old.
June 11, 2015
A clinical, cool-suspicious dissection of disaffected youth maneuvering Taipei's grimier, noisier corners.
April 14, 2015
[Rebels of the Neon God] is the director's most accessible film. That will seem like a funny observation once you've seen it, because Tsai's most accessible film is more unusual and uncompromising than any you're likely to see this year.
April 13, 2015
With longing gazes, antic and violent outbursts, and exquisite coincidences set amid his fetish objects-leaky pipes and bloody wounds, fast food and bathroom fixtures-Tsai depicts the city as a spontaneous, sticky, erotic ballet.
April 9, 2015
In addition to having one of the best titles ever, "Rebels of the Neon God" marks the start of one of modern cinema's great careers.
April 9, 2015
If nothing else, this is a rare case in which a director's feature debut doubles as his greatest-hits album.
April 8, 2015
This is a near-masterpiece, and one of the most assured and accomplished debuts of the 1990s.
April 8, 2015
Tsai's work sees generational defiance as a symptom of the ennui felt by their young subjects as they drift into adulthood, and Rebels' unusually sharp focus on that theme makes it an accessible primer.
April 7, 2015
Rebels of the Neon God inaugurates the filmmaker's multi-movie study of urban alienation not with showoff chops but quiet, enduring compassion.
June 24, 2006
No director since Fassbinder has such insight into the lives of lost young men in crumbling inner cities as Tsai Ming-Liang delivers in this devastating first feature.