• Released
  • April 20, 2001
  • NR , 1 hr 26 min

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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
If you understand who the characters are and what they're supposed to represent, the performances are right on the money.
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Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Like "Tango," Wang's film also seeks to uncover whether sex without emotion is really possible, or worth the effort.
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Provoke us into examining whether the onus is on the man for turning it into a commercial proposition or the woman for agreeing to his...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Too arty by half.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
It certainly has its moments (erotic and otherwise), but there just aren't enough of them.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Wang's film doesn't really have anything more to say about power, manipulation and the wild unpredictability of sexual energy than "Last...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
All Center of the World has is the double entendre of its title, some unremarkable dramatic and sex scenes, and some embarrassing moments...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Where Mike Figgis' film, with Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue, bore deeply and darkly into emotional territory, The Center of the World...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's only when he (Wang) slows down and allows the characters to connect emotionally that his movie's unflinching honesty takes your breath...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
One pities poor Molly Parker, a fine actress who was somehow persuaded to disrobe for this degrading and dispiriting Wayne Wang film.
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Rated NR