From the internationally acclaimed director Wong Kar-Wai (Chungking Express) comes another lyrical and romantic masterpiece about love and memories, as the story moves between past and present, reality and fiction.
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Incredibly stunning both in terms of cinematography and story-telling. This is a beautiful movie to look at. It's hard to manage more than a couple of plots and sub-plots but Kar-Wai manages to do so very successfully and - as far as I'm concerned - masters that ability.
Terrific movie not only as a follow-up to "In the Mood for Love" but in its own right as well. Needless to say that I loved it.
In the Mood for Love is PERHAPS the most romantic film ever, but 2046 is UNDENIABLY the sexiest film ever and, IMO, a superior film. It's loose and almost episodic nature reminds me of Truffaut's Stolen Kisses. In many ways, I feel like Kar-Wai is making the films I wish Malick's were like as his similar use of narration, lack of 3 act structure and elliptical editing is simply much better implemented here.
Made me realize what WKW was saying when he talked about how deceiving Leung's character was in "In the Mood For Love," which continues here. More than anything I felt like this was a revealing of how he really was as a character and represented more of a hedonistic darkness to his character.
Every now and again it's nice to watch this, just to wash the shit out of your brain. If you do not understand Canto, Mando or Japo sometimes it's a good idea to watch it with no subtitles. To get the best experience from this film don't try and follow it!
one of the best films i have seen. the shots are perfect, with their lighting, their movement, every frame is a piece of art. the acting is fantastic yet again, with the links between other films brilliant interwined. the film is occupied with the ideas of the movements upon which love hinges. the concept of lost love and its after-effect are seen throughout. this is wong kar wai's masterpiece.
super gorgeous film, deliciously colorful, high on style, and equipped with a great soundtrack, for me this is the best film visually of the 2000's decade, no doubt about that., but unfortunately the story is just okay for me..
Possibly one of the most beautiful films I've ever seen aesthetically, at least in context of the partnership between Wong Kar Wai & Christopher Doyle. Aside from that, sadly have to say this was one of his weaker films, almost a precursor to the travesty that was My Blueberry Nights.
Absolutely beautiful like most of Kar-Wai's films but i wanted more sci-fi. I really felt a missed opportunity here and the story ended up being incomprehensible. Sill I am curious to watch it again to see if i pick up on more.