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Ratings & Reviews

  1. _bil's rating of the film Taipei Story

    i fell in love with this film. really lovely.

  2. Henrique Barbosa Justini's rating of the film Taipei Story

    dos filmes que eu vi do yang, percebi que eles se sustentam nos fantasmas da infância, cresce-se mas não se sabe o que fazer. Arremessados do mundo cujo idealismo foi arrancado, as ações são mais inexperientes do que paradoxas. uma arquitetura que promete uma nova vida, sempre no futuro.

  3. Andrew Lang's rating of the film Taipei Story

    Magical and deft, it slowly creeps up on you. What I love most about Edward Yang is his sense of humour

  4. Bernardo Anderson's rating of the film Taipei Story

    The 80's are alive and well in Taipei Story. A beautiful film that earns all the praises it receives.

  5. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Taipei Story

  6. ginobartolomi's rating of the film Taipei Story

    not quite as gripping as Yang's later masterpieces.

  7. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Taipei Story

    ****1/2. Almost perfect story about changes in emotions and society.

  8. Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film Taipei Story

    Yang was a fine director, but few subjects duller for me than urban angst. Yet how he adored it! It'd help if anyone in Taipei Story had personality - nope, all bored poker-faced mopers roaming through neon-lit tedium. Pretty empty. And ends with a killing, naturally. Of the four Yang films I've seen, three end with a quiet angry little guy killing someone with a knife - the fourth with a guy blowing his brains out.

  9. Philippe Lajède's rating of the film Taipei Story

  10. mubianer's rating of the film Taipei Story

    A sad story from the big city, people dreaming of being somewhere else (Japan, America). DCP

  11. Mtume Gant's rating of the film Taipei Story

    So still. So tense. So excellent.

  12. Krystalle's rating of the film Taipei Story

    Yang's formal and unwavering gaze follows the doomed fate of two characters navigating a cold, indifferent urban landscape in a world that seems to be always moving on without them. At one point, a character asks, "Is [drinking] your habit or your hobby?" In this light, what unfolds over the course of the film as a series of unconnected quotidian tragedies begins to look inevitable and fatalistic.

  13. Alex's rating of the film Taipei Story

  14. Riddle, van, stellar's rating of the film Taipei Story

    Digital 4K Restoration, Taipei in a film. Yang's attempt to formulate an all-around observation of the social deluge and distinctions in modernity as a whole, through the interlocking antithesis of class, generation, gender, and cultural penetration. " It is only a brief hope, and it will make you feel like a new start." (Lung on marriage, and America)

  15. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Taipei Story

    An earlier Yang film than possibly his most famous, “Yi Yi,” this feels a little less polished, and possibly better. This is something I’ll want to revisit.

  16. Duncan Gray's rating of the film Taipei Story

    Of the four Yang films I've seen, this is loosest, but his loving eye comes through: actions that may seem paradoxical are instead relatable in a cast of characters who have been deposited into adulthood and left to grapple with a mixture of indecision, insecurity, and regret. Note the bookended structure: empty rooms that promise a new life, but finally with a guarded distrust that the promise can be fulfilled.

  17. Royce Jr.'s rating of the film Taipei Story

    Yang's most engrossing work. Can't help but think there's some Hou touch in this

  18. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film Taipei Story

  19. Jason's rating of the film Taipei Story

    A breathtaking and utterly controlled vision of divided social space, divided generational gestalt, divided cultural legacy, divided couples, and divided souls (the selves, here, are indeed perilously divided from themselves). A humbling level of stylistic / formal control and structural sophistication here, belying the fact that this is merely Yang's second feature proper. This is a bleak, high-impact knockout.

  20. Cartaphilus's rating of the film Taipei Story

  21. caddie's rating of the film Taipei Story

    Visually and stylistically stunning (instant love with Tsai Chin) piece from taiwanese cinema, depicting modern alienation and the effects of westernization to human relations. However, the pace was a bit too slow that made the overall film hard to follow.

  22. Ostermyers's rating of the film Taipei Story

    Well, the 4K version is really something.

  23. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film Taipei Story

    A quietly heartbreaking film from Edward Yang!

  24. Samuel T.'s rating of the film Taipei Story

    4.4 Worth the wait! Foot loose!

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