• Released
  • July 27, 2005
  • Drama
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

One of the best Hong Kong films of 2002.
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80

Variety

By Derek Elley
An utterly charming retro romancer set against a background of '70s movie going. Full of lovely touches and well-etched performances, and...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
A romantic kung-fu comedy with a good heart.
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60

Chicago Reader

By Fred Camper
While not particularly cohesive, this 2002 film has some nice moments of comedy and father-son poignancy.
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60

The New York Times

By Lawrence Van Gelder
Like Giuseppe Tornatore's "Cinema Paradiso," Just One Look is a tribute to the formative power of cinema, a coming-of-age film that nimbly...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Fails to overcome its recycled elements but displays a winning spirit that's hard to dislike.
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50

The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
Fantasy sequences in which Yu and his friends are thrown into the world of a '70s kung-fu film or melodrama seem like a clever way to evoke...
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50

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Filled with nostalgia for old Chinese movies, respectable performances and lively kung-fu slapstick.
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30

Village Voice

By Akiva Gottlieb
Dishwater-dull period melodrama.
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