(2004)

Critic Reviews

78

Metascore

Based on 34 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Filmed to perfection by the great Christopher Doyle and others.
91
Entertainment Weekly
There are many places a visitor may go astray in 2046 -- places where the filmmaker appears to be a bit at loose ends too. Still, Wong's invitation -- ''Let's get lost'' -- is irresistible.
90
Village Voice
Mood is everything, trumped up by a score so rich with pop songs, bossa nova drama, and symphonic mournfulness it's almost a movie on its own. 2046 may be a Chinese box of style geysers and earnest meta-irony, but that should not suggest there aren't bleeding humans at the center of it.
80
Newsweek
In this gorgeously melancholic fresco of love affairs, Tony Leung Chiu Wai plays a womanizing pulp-fiction writer in '60s Hong Kong.
80
The A.V. Club
Just as memorable and emotionally intense as any of Wong's films. It's a mood as much as a movie.
80
The result is a film chilly and externalized in all the ways that Mood was bottled up and woozily dreamlike.
70
Even if a Chinese movie doesn't sound like your idea of summer fun, give 2046 a chance. Its pearly artistry and gorgeous faces should put you quickly, deeply, in the mood for love.
60
Film Threat
The fascinating visuals and performances by Leung and the assortment of actresses like Gong, Zhang Ziyi and Maggie Cheung ensure that the film is still worth watching.
50
Even the art house crowd will find the film off-putting not only because of its vagueness but because of its thoroughly unlikable characters.
50
Variety
The overall effect simply underlines the central weakness of the pic: that the neo-kitschy futuristic scenes don't add much to the real-life '60s relationships.

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