(2008)

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63

Metascore

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75
Tokyo! is a must-see for the Gondry segment, and a strange, diverting pleasure for the rest.
75
San Francisco Chronicle
An experiment that rarely works this well.
75
Carax, who hadn't made a movie since "Pola X" in 1999 comes off best.
75
Perhaps it is inevitable as three foreign directors train their lenses on that unique island culture of the East that all three are propelled by fantasy or science fiction, and suggest more alienation from Tokyo than affection for the great city.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
Though these vignettes appear frivolous and inconsequential when set beside the directors' features, they will tickle the funny bones of a general audience. A safe choice for fantastic fests, worldwide cinemas will open to the kind of audiences who bought tickets to see "Paris J'taime" or "To Each His Own Cinema."
67
Falling somewhere between the horrors of Three ... Extremes and the beauties of Eros, this triptych of short films set in and underscored by the titular megalopolis is a gorgeous, sprawling mess.
63
Do these films reflect actual aspects of modern Tokyo? The hikikomori epidemic is apparently real enough, but the other two segments seem more deliberately fantastical. The entertainment value? Medium to high: "Merde." Tokyo? Still standing.
63
If you've seen "Paris, je t'aime" or "New York Stories," you know the rate of return on these urban omnibuses is variable, and so it is here. Go in expecting minor pleasures and you'll be fine.
60
Anyone looking for something original or unexpected should check out the trio of short films that comprise this entertaining ode to the titular city.
58
Despite the stories' brief running times, they don't manage to generate much interest or make much sense.

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