Hot Summer Days
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This Cantonese-language ensemble drama from directors Tony Chan and Shya Wing transpires during the hottest summer in Hong Kong history, where numerous stories magically intersect. While a young female factory worker asks her romantic suitor to stand outside in the blazing heat for 100 days in a row to prove his love for her, a blind photographer obsessively combs the city searching for the gorgeous model he accidentally insulted. Meanwhile, in other corners of the city, a foot masseuse and a chauffeur forge a romantic connection through text messaging; a sushi chef makes a bold culinary… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Unlike the similarly multi-strand Valentine's Day, Hot Summer Days has heart, however overstated most of its action."
‑ Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"It's less a film than one long advertisement for itself -- and for the fact that mindless entertainment truly knows no borders."
‑ Eric Hynes, Time Out New York
"Sure, the film sometimes gets too syrupy - hey, it's a date movie - but the way this tale finally ties into one of the others is sublime."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"While the film is slight, predictable, and familiar, it's great popcorn fare."
‑ Ernest Hardy, Village Voice
"Hot Summer Days makes a lukewarm case for global warming. It's a better argument that the production of mindless fluff is not just limited to Hollywood"
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Each rising sun ignites a surge of manic hysteria that weaves these tormented, forlorn characters through a clumsy plot riddled with cliché and predictability."
‑ Glenn Heath Jr., Slant Magazine
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