Happy Together Synopsis
Romance evolves between two gay Hong Kong men (Leslie Cheung, Tony Leung Chiu Wai).
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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By lugubriousthespian
Wong Kar-Wai's HAPPY TOGETHER is a feast for the eyes and sets a tone and style hardly ever found in American films. Largely influenced by French New Wave cinematic techniques, Wong found audiences...