Fallen Angels
Fallen Angels (1995)

This complex drama from noted Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai moves like an ever-changing hallucination weaving in and out between reality and the surreal as it chronicles the lives of five people whose fates are inextricably linked. First… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 12, 1999
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

An exhilarating rush of a movie, with all manner of go-for-broke visual bravura that expresses perfectly the free spirits of [Wong's] bold young people.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

A densely packed suite of zany vignettes that have the autonomy of pop songs or stand-up comic riffs.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A brilliantly innovative filmmaker who gets his feelings across through the cheeky and sometimes surreal visuals and his cool style of filmmaking.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

I felt transported back to the 1960s films of Jean-Luc Godard. I was watching a film that was not afraid of its audience.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The film is Wong's most visually striking, with Wong and Doyle constantly inventing intoxicating new angles for every shot.

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Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Fallen Angels lunges and chases after its rapidly receding subjects, looking to capture and preserve a trace of their presence before the sun rises and the shadows fade.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Wong brings tremendous vigor and audacity to the effort, asking us to question the most basic rules of storytelling and commercial filmmaking.

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Photographed by expat Australian Christopher Doyle, Fallen Angels is cinematic exuberance in the hands of a confident filmmaker who builds a montage, and serves you a smorgasbord of images and characters that inhabit a world you are invited to experience.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Stylish and mesmerizing... Equals the poignance of Chungking Express.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Netflix somni-bomb. All style, mood and colors. It literally took me three months to get through this frickin' movie because it kept putting me to sleep.… More
Lanning : )
Life, maybe, turns on coincidence or is directed by fate -- your choice -- or maybe not : ) Sometimes it seems as if we do live in a very small world, although… More
Sarah Gaish
<b>UPDATE: Just discovered that Fallen Angels is out on DVD and I can watch it. Will buy it soon and re-watch it and then re-review… More
Christopher Mercer
Wow. This film is just a bundle of energy. Very different from later films such as In The Mood For Love, this is the story of the relationship between a hitman… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Bleh, Wong Kar Wai...at least he had the decency to show Michelle Reis touching herself.
Elvira B
If 2046 had kept me away from Wong Kar Wai, Fallen Angels has made me desperately seek out his previous work. This movie is a frantic recount of young lost… More