100

Film Threat

By Eric Campos
Equally charming and addicting all the way through.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

A hell of a movie.
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Moody, atmospheric, and bewitching, like other first-rate examples of modern Thai cinema.
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83

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
It becomes a dreamy study in stillness broken by suicide fantasies, flashbacks, and the hired killers, but even the violence has a meditative even melancholy quality to it, as if it's all been processed through the eyes of its Zen hero.
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80

L.A. Weekly

By Ella Taylor
A brilliantly atmospheric, sweetly nutty film.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
The stars and Doyle's expressive cinematography add up to a disarmingly seductive yet always precarious film experience.
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The mildly surreal drama doesn't always make sense, but it sure does look great.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
There is no plot in Pen-ek Ratanaruang's exceedingly mellow situation comedy, and that's preferred, frankly.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Enthralling performances are given by Tadanobu Asano (Miike's "Ichi the Killer") as Kenji and first-timer Sinitta Boonyasak as the pot-smoking Noi.
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70

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Ratanaruang's simple willingness to tie different strands of melancholy melodramas and violent yakuza thrillers together with flashes of surreal mystery immediately sets him apart from the herd.
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73 out of 100
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