100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Excites us with words not spoken, passions not played out. A mood story more than a love story, it's all about sustaining a state of exquisite melancholy in the face of desire.
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100

Slant Magazine

By Ed Gonzalez
In the Mood For Love is ravishing beyond mortal words.
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100

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Rapturously elegant and deeply sexy in a deliciously restrained way. One of the most romantic movies I have ever seen, right up there with "Brief Encounter"and "Casablanca."
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A feast for the eyes and succor for the soul.
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90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The film is alive with delicacy and feeling...It's a beauty.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A love story told from the point of impact, at the heart, and no conventional resolution could be more profound.
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88

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
All about mood, and not one bit about action - which explains why it's at once both the most passionate film of the year so far, and the most determinedly inert.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Although In the Mood for Love isn't in the mood for action, it dazzles with everything but.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The most ingenious device in the story is the way Chow and Su play-act imaginary scenes between their cheating spouses.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
A stylistically fastidious, exasperatingly affected package that will put most people in the mood for slumber.
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85 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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