Chungking Express Synopsis
Two offbeat love stories revolve around Hong Kong police, drug-smuggling and a fast-food eatery.
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Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Chungking Express ravishingly, seductively exudes the immediacy of everyday life as its spins its classically timeless tales of love lost...
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90

New York Daily News

By Dave Kehr
Experimental in form, it's also open and appealing in its vision of romantic redemption, an avant-garde romp that's also a great date...
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

Hong Kong writer-director Wong Kar-wai's "Chungking Express" is hip and entertaining... Technically, the film is first-rate, while all the...
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89

Austin Chronicle

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The performances here are irresistible, thrilling in their invention and spontaneity, as is the mind-blowing, urgent cinematography of...
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Chungking Express is a breezy little Hong Kong movie that has more life, energy, humanity and sheer visual zing than most other shows...
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88

San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
This is filmmaking of high energy and wit. What it adds up to is debatable. You can view it as a bright twist on the being-a-cop-is-lonely...
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Wong infuses his films with style and energy. His hand-held camera is restless, always moving and shifting. The action sequences are...
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88

Slant Magazine

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To Wong, love isn't something you can talk about; words are inadequate, empty, inevitably reductive. Love is something you see, sense,...
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Chungking Express is really a sly and perceptive examination of the effects of urban alienation on romance -- specifically in its scarily...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is the kind of movie you'll relate to if you love film itself, rather than its surface aspects such as story and stars. It's not a...
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Rated PG-13