2046
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Hong Kong-based filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai moves back and forth in time as he reexamines and amplifies the themes from his film In the Mood for Love in this offbeat romantic drama. Opening in the year 2046, in which a man named Tak (Takuya Kimura) attempts to persuades wjw 1967 (Faye Wong) to travel back in time with him, the film soon shifts to the year 1966, in which Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung Chiu-wai), a struggling author, asks the woman he loves, Su Lizhen (Gong Li) to sail with him from Singapore to Hong Kong on Christmas Eve. She declines, and over the next three years, we return to Chow… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The result is a sumptuous time-teasing story."
‑ Bob Mondello, NPR.org
"It may help if you grasp the many allusions to Wong's earlier films (including, notably, Days of Being Wild), but it's far from necessary. This, after all, is undeniably real cinema."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"For all its balance and grandeur, 2046 is the most nervous of Wong's films."
‑ Kent Jones, Film Comment Magazine
"Here, the mystery of the deepest recesses of human emotion are plundered for cinematic play."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Tematicamente óbvio e pouco ambicioso, 2046 é um filme que enche os olhos, mas que não tem muito a oferecer à mente e ao coração."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"The romantic fatalism is so lush that you're invited to get lost in it."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Wong offers an artful meditation on the nature of love, making effective use of color schemes (yellows, greens and reds), placid shotmaking and diverse music to deliver a sultry portrait of postwar Hong Kong."
‑ Bill Muller, Arizona Republic
"In the mood for sublimity"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"A languid, shimmering mood piece from a master stylist, with some of Asia's finest actors at their peak."
‑ Damon Wise, Empire Magazine
"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."
‑ Jeremy Mathews, Film Threat
"Quite simply an incomparably sublime work of art, a triumph of lyricism over narrative in the cinema, and the most exquisite homage to the beauty of women it has ever been my privilege to witness on the screen."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"[Zhang's] identity is so strong that it seems to hold the story together most of the time; it really should have been only about her."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"Seductive and luscious, a cinematic smorgasbord of sensuous delight."
‑ Dan Jardine, Apollo Guide
"A visual feast, and it is very emotionally moving."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Wong Kar-wai confirma, por si hacía falta, que es uno de los cineastas más precisos e integrales de la actualidad."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
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