100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Loose, buoyant and bracingly original.
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
The result is a take-no-prisoners movie from one of Hong Kong's most idiosyncratic, shoot-from-the-hip filmmakers that's the very antithesis of sentimental gay love stories. [31 Oct 1997]
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90

Variety

By Derek Elley
Maverick director Wong Kar-wai manages to pour old wine into new jars with Happy Together, a fizzy chamber yarn about two gay Hong Kongers in Argentina that's as slim as a bamboo flute but is his most linear and mature work for some time.
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89

Austin Chronicle

By Russell Smith
Thanks largely to the raw bravery and intensity of the two leads' performances, Happy Together takes a quantum leap forward in terms of visceral power.
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88

San Francisco Examiner

By G. Allen Johnson
Happy Together is Wong's most fully realized work. It is a pleasure to watch an interesting mind feel his way, and the result is something more than just a passing fancy.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Wong returns once more to what he seems to know best - the visual poetry of the urban Asian night, a world of characters on the move, coming and going, never really getting anywhere. [5 Dec 1997]
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75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Style oozing from virtually every frame.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The vignettes don't add up to a story, but Wong's nervy brio and subterranean-fantasy style make for an arresting work about an exotic subculture.
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40

Empire

In the absence of any genuine emotional wallop, it is the directorial pizzazz that pulls you through. Just about.
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38

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
An abundance of style and an almost total lack of substance make Wong Kar-wai's Happy Together a visually arresting but ultimately unrewarding excursion. [31 Oct 1997]
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69 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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