Fallen Angels Synopsis
Assorted characters (Leon Lai Ming, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Charlie Young) cross paths in Hong Kong.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Even Wong's detractors, who consider him more stylist than auteur, will have a tough time dismissing the extraordinary emotional depth he...
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90

Chicago Reader

By Lisa Alspector
Writer-director Wong Kar-wai makes these five self-consciously idiosyncratic types--often seen through distorting lenses in cinematographer...
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
An exhilarating rush of a movie, with all manner of go-for-broke visual bravura that expresses perfectly the free spirits of his bold young...
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80

Newsweek

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Wong Kar-Wai's cinematic style is unmistakable: hip, colorful and energetic and the film's frenetic pacing and exuberant camera work make...
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Russell Smith
If you're fed up with the stultifying, formula-driven character of today's mainstream films, give Fallen Angels a try. At the very least...
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75

San Francisco Examiner

By G. Allen Johnson
Fallen Angels is proof that Wong will try anything, and the result is an eclectic mix of images and disjointed editing, sounds and rhythms...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
It's hard to follow, the characters are ill-defined, and the wide-angle shots used by Wong's perennial cinematographer, Christopher Doyle,...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
To describe the plot is to miss the point. Fallen Angels takes the materials of the plot -- the characters and what they do -- and...
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50

New York Daily News

By Dave Kehr
Dull it is not, but Wong's trademark sense of romantic melancholy fails to jell amid all the excess, and the film turns frankly silly once...
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40

Empire

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A colourful and stylish romp, for sure, but a feeling of restlessness sets in long before the series of false endings that finally bring it...
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