Blue Gate Crossing (Lan se da men)
Blue Gate Crossing (Lan se da men) (2003)

Taiwanese filmmaker Yee Chih-yen follows up his debut Lonely Hearts Club with the romantic drama Lanse Da Men (Blue Gate Crossing). Best friends Meng Ke-rou (Guey Lun-mei) and Lin Yueh-chen (Liang Shu-hui) are 17-year-old high school girls.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 24, 2004
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Blue Gate Crossing is 85 minutes of wistful gloom.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Enchanting.

Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

A wise, perceptive marvel: a gentle fable about an especially cruel time of life.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Gentle and reflective, Blue Gate Crossing ultimately doesn't make a terribly strong impact, but it does impress with its well-composed visual style and sensitive handling of bittersweet emotion.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

Little more than a vignette elongated into a feature-length movie. Moody and slow moving, it depends on the truthfulness of its performances to carry it.

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George Wu
culturevulture.net

Yee shows inventive skill at telling the story visually.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

A lovely little coming-of-age story.

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Dennis Lim
Village Voice

Opening and closing mid-reverie, the film practically evaporates before your eyes and its weightlessness is surprisingly potent.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

A sweet, summery movie.

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