Days of Being Wild Synopsis
Lovelorn individuals (Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau) drift through Hong Kong.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
It's inexplicable that Wong's early masterpiece has been virtually absent from American screens since he completed it in 1991.
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100

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
It is a work of great beauty that rewards continued visits.
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100

Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
Its themes of passion, heartbreak and the inexorable passage of time are eternal.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Sometimes cinema's highest achievements become clear only in retrospect. Days of Being Wild--now clearly revealed as one of the peaks of...
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100

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
As he (Wong Kar-wai) floods the screen with beauty and fills the soundtrack with hypnotic rhythms, he forges a filmmaking style of...
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
Superb.
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100

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Days of Being Wild shows Wong discovering his own cinematic language, and he's as astonished as we are.
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89

Austin Chronicle

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All those seriously interested in foreign cinema are encouraged to take a look at this atmospheric drama -- sure to be remembered as one of...
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83

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
Doyle's handheld camerawork is intimate and curious and his hazy colors radiate off the screen.
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80

TV Guide

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After years of work-for-hire, writer-director Wong Kar-wai found his creative voice, discovered his themes and styles, and solidified his...
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DAYS OF BEING WILD ~ VIntage Wong & Cheung

By lugubriousthespian
Wong Kar Wai's first real breakthrough film DAYS OF BEING WILD set the tone of what would inevitably become his long-adored and lauded trademark style of visionary images and twisted characters...