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  1. Marlboro_Fawn's rating of the film Rebels of the Neon God

    The elements of later Ming-Liang are all here, but so is a youthful energy that would later slip away in favor of more meditative minimalism. Joy is still a possibility, though fleeting as poverty ensnares it, slowly submerging everything like the water in the apartment. Capitalistic drudgery awaits to crush these characters, as explored in the director's next film Vive l'amour.

  2. mimivulturul's rating of the film Rebels of the Neon God

  3. AugusteB's rating of the film Rebels of the Neon God

    The beginning of something really big.

  4. Giacomo Pozzi's rating of the film Rebels of the Neon God

  5. G. Thomas Esmay's rating of the film Rebels of the Neon God

    8/10. A literally colorful depiction of various forms of misspent youth in '90s Taipei. Tsai Ming-liang devotes time to each of the characters, crafting a compelling tapestry of stories.

  6. henr.que's rating of the film Rebels of the Neon God

    gorgeous from start to finish

  7. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Rebels of the Neon God

  8. Samuel Donath's rating of the film Rebels of the Neon God

  9. EdieEmm's rating of the film Rebels of the Neon God

    Early Tsai, with baby-faced Lee, short takes, & plenty of dialogue. But still Tsai. A handful of alienated youth in early 90s Taipei, crossing paths arbitrarily; the contrast of big city and small fate. No one escapes the desaturation, the sound design with no foreground, the seas of people & scooters, the rain; individualities washed together. Quiet disaffection. And Tsai's eye for the beauty of small rebellions.

  10. ionosonde's rating of the film Rebels of the Neon God

    confused, unhappy people wandering around early 90s taipei -- maybe i'm not an astute enough viewer, but i felt like the story developed rather spontaneously and strangely. two (four) ships passing in the night, but they're barely tied together. close, but misses the mark for me. some absolutely mesmerizing visuals, though -- average composition, but incredible locations that fit the story perfectly.

  11. thomasjeff16's rating of the film Rebels of the Neon God

    Watching this film felt like I was in a car with a stranger holding the steering wheel--driving to a destination that is unknown to him, but there's something interesting about the stranger that made me stay in the passenger seat; a certain kind of melancholy and exuberance.

  12. Kamran's rating of the film Rebels of the Neon God

    Brilliantly soft spoken and immensely intriguing. a wonderful debut from both Lee Kang Sheng and Tsai Ming Liang. 88/100 - Excellent.

  13. rndzgz's rating of the film Rebels of the Neon God

    Hands down one of the best movies I've seen all Summer. The visual aesthetics, combines with the cinematography and beautiful crafting of the storyline makes for a great film to watch

  14. tom.house's rating of the film Rebels of the Neon God

    The relationships in this were so soft, so inviting, even when things go wrong. I loved this film, uses some verite techniques which is cliche now, but Ming-Liang uses them to profound effect. Really, outstanding debut!

  15. alucarda's rating of the film Rebels of the Neon God

    it's like closely following the lives of three little ants in a massive ant colony, watching them struggle and suffer every moment, then realizing all these millions of ants you haven't been paying attention to are going through the same, and then realizing you're ant too

  16. TZUHSIEN TANG's rating of the film Rebels of the Neon God

  17. Ryan Robinson's rating of the film Rebels of the Neon God

  18. porquenão's rating of the film Rebels of the Neon God

  19. El Biffo's rating of the film Rebels of the Neon God

    Highly stylized, and we really do get a feeling of how shitty their lives are, but ultimately this one left me feeling pretty empty and I was glad when it ended. New digital restoration/USA theatrical release. 3.5 stars.

  20. Hannah Seitz's rating of the film Rebels of the Neon God

    first tsai ming liang movie I saw... his style is definitely less developed here than vive l'amour. this is also about loneliness but feels more somber and accessible. I love the soundtrack motif

  21. peaches and plums's rating of the film Rebels of the Neon God

  22. uenus's rating of the film Rebels of the Neon God

  23. ñiñiñi's rating of the film Rebels of the Neon God

    creo que no entendí, espero no haber entendido. no pude empatizar con ningún personaje, no porque fuesen fríos, sino que me parecieron construidos superficialmente

  24. Eugene Kotlyarenko's rating of the film Rebels of the Neon God

    perfect balance between the mise-en-scene that tsai basically sets the tone for and dynamic storytelling, filled with his style of alienated characters

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