Wong Kar-Wais short "Hand" is what really lifts up this three movie set of films about sex and love. The Steven Soderbergh movie about the stressed out ad executive is good, but not great, and the Antonioni menage-a-trois bored me.
I only care about Wong Kar-Wai's film _Hand_ which was gorgeous and filled with yearning, irrevocable romantic tragedy, silent yet believable emotions, helped of course by Christopher Doyle's camera work--as precise as a master Chinese tailor in days gone by.
Couldn't stop feeling like I was watching soft porn during Atonioni's story. Disappointing.
I liked WKW's best. Antonioni's I didn't like at all.
4 solo per il bianco e nero di s.
I hated the Antonioni story. I think that he's one of the most overrated directors of all time. The other two stories were charming.
5 for Antonioni, 3 for Wong and 1 for Soderbergh so 3 overall. Not bad.
Four stars for Kar-wai; the others had their moments and were nice to look at but Gong Li is amazing in The Hand. Completely erotic and sensual, the exploration of a relationship that is physically intimate but emotionally distant reminds us of films where the woman is placed on a pedestal, a muse of sorts and in spite of her flaws, she manages to move us and incite change. The mood of isolation is right on target.
Although I am not a fan of Kar-Wai, I loved his segment. It is a masterpiece. Soderbergh's segment was a success except for the last scene; the revelation scene. Too direct and turned the subtle segment into a joke ends with an exclamation point.
Antonioni's segment was just another disappointment by him. Having a big name does not mean that people would like anything you make, sir.
Although irregular, is a film to be seen. Especially to see a different facet of Soderbergh, and to give a more magnificent work of Kar-Wai.
Eros is an Erotic Anthology film.
I felt as though Antonioni's was the most disappointing of the three. Kar-Wai and Soderbergh both did a great job though.
Wong Kar Wai saves the day!!! hahahaha... I love Gong Li!!!!
Where is the sensuality, the erotic, the passion? Apart from that first scene in Wong Kar-Wai's "Hand", where both characters meet. And Soderbergh's dream sequence (brilliantly filmed, incredible photography)...
If it was not for Soderbergh's "Equilibrium" this movie would be completely pointless. And now lets wait for the hordes of Wai's followers defending the most overrated director of the last 10-20 years.
Hm, I felt the opposite most of you felt. I thought Wong Kar-Wai's segment was week and the other two were really great
Kar_Wai's Hand was great and Antonioni was good enough(with great shot) but Soderbergh was waste of time
Hands is Wong Kar-wai's masterpiece
Wong Kar-Wai's segment is great and does need to be seen. However this cannot be really said for the other two; Soderbergh's is too quirky and has little to do with the subject of the project to work, while Antonioni's is just bad.
Soderbergh's segment is terrible. Good thing for the beautiful KarWai's and intelligent Antonioni's segments. Jesus Soderbergh, way to dissappoint.
Antonioni had no idea what he was doing with his film. Soderbergh had an idea, but he may have had a hard time showing it to the audience. Wong knew exactly what he was doing, and he showed so much about "love and lust," all of which was captured beautifully.
Kar-wai steals the show. Soderbergh's was nice enough. Antonioni's was just bad.
kar-wai + antonioni participations are great. soderbergh is a waste of time
I love the first segment. Love it! Wong Kar-Wai nailed the eroticism and as always was stunning to look at. I enjoyed the second segment but didn't really see the eros. The third by Antonioni which should have been grand was awful.