San Francisco Chronicle

A rare, sumptuous movie treat.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Filmed to perfection by the great Christopher Doyle and others.
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By Glenn Kenny
I'm glad that 2046 is different from "Mood" even while being strangely of a piece with it. Like "Mood," it’s a movie of utter wonder and ravishment. But the key here is different.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The new film lives up to expectations and, indeed, pushes past them into virtually unmapped territory.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
There are many places a visitor may go astray in 2046 -- places where the filmmaker appears to be a bit at loose ends too. Still, Wong's invitation -- ''Let's get lost'' -- is irresistible.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
iIt's a film for art- and foreign-movie devotees. But it's also a movie for audiences who simply want to get turned on.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Nat King Cole croons a Christmas chestnut, an opera wafts into the ether, Latin jazz sways. It's all terribly atmospheric, and if you're in the mood for atmosphere, 2046 delivers.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Like Wong's past films, 2046 is lovely to behold, elegantly moody and rich in atmospherics. And the women caught in Chow's web are extraordinary beauties.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This, too, is a mood piece, sometimes surreal and dominated by Chow's lovelorn sadness. But it's hard to find an emotional or narrative handle to hang on to, since the filmmaker keeps reaching for dramatic energy that keeps eluding him.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Even the art house crowd will find the film off-putting not only because of its vagueness but because of its thoroughly unlikable characters.
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78 out of 100
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