Ashes of Time Synopsis
An aging desert swordsman (Leslie Cheung) laments over a lost love.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
For the love of all things sensual and mysterious, see this one on a big screen.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Ashes of Time Redux is primarily a sensory experience that deserves to be seen on as big a screen as possible.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The film has all the visual flourishes we expect of Doyle and Wong, and they're reason enough to see Ashes of Time Redux. Just don't expect...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Strange and beautiful and transfixing and confusing, it's quite the sight - martial-arts fans may find themselves disappointed, but Wong...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Windblown, with a sage and playful Zen vibe, Wong Kar Wai's Ashes of Time Redux is a color-saturated, slo-mo martial arts piece about time,...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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Elliptical, sweeping, lovely and thoroughly confusing.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
"Ashes of Time" was always more a work of philosophy than pure entertainment, and a decade and a half later it still is.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Only in its final scenes do the usual WKW themes emerge in full bloom, but purists shouldn't miss it.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

Martial-arts lovers may find it too arty, and art-film lovers, Wong's international fan base, may find it too generic and too violent.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I enjoyed Ashes of Time Redux, up to a point. It's great-looking, and the characters all know what they would, although we do not.
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