Chungking Express

Chungking Express

Chungking Express

This 1994 crime-romance from legendary filmmaker Wong Kar-wai follows two melancholic Hong Kong policemen who fall in love: one with a mysterious underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.

1994Rating: PG-13103 minsHong KongCantonese with English subtitles
ComedyCrimeDramaRomanceWorld CinemaClassic

Chungking Express / Reviews

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

This is the kind of movie you'll relate to if you love film itself, rather than its surface aspects such as story and stars.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

More impressive than engaging.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Wong Kar-Wai's Chungking Express is as fresh as falling rain, a pair of love stories full of pain and humor.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Despite the liveliness of Chungking Express's first half, it's this second story that catapults it into the company of Wong's best films.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Wong made Chungking in just 23 days, and the film's mad-dash energy is nicely reflected in his quartet of stars.

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

Dull it is not, but Wong's trademark sense of romantic melancholy fails to jell amid all the excess.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

[Wong's] hypnotic images of love and loss finally wear down your resistance as seemingly discordant sights and sounds coalesce into a radiant, crazy quilt.

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Seattle Times

Seattle Times

Wong's frenetic blend of slow motion, pixilation, rushing backgrounds and frozen foregrounds (or vice versa) is as integral to this movie as its bubbly story and characters.

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