Just One Look
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Featuring an appearance by Cantopop megastars Twins and set in 1970s Hong Kong, this nostalgic comedy drama from director Riley Ip concerns itself with a young man as he contemplates revenge on the gangster he believes responsible for his father's death. Though his policeman father had committed suicide in a movie theater toilet ten years earlier, Fan (Shawn Yu) still believes that the local kingpin called "Crazy" (Anthony Wong) is somehow responsible for his death. Making a living by selling his family wares in front of a local theater, Fan and his best friend Ming (Wong… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Fails to overcome its recycled elements but displays a winning spirit that's hard to dislike."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Just One Look proves that Hollywood doesn't have exclusive rights to jokes about constipation."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Subtle, and with a surprisingly melancholy aftertaste, it proves that Hong Kong films don't have to be all action to be good."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"An utterly charming retro romancer set against a background of '70s movie going."
‑ Derek Elley, Variety
"A paean to cinephilia that might goad viewers into questioning the value of film itself."
‑ Akiva Gottlieb, Village Voice
"A romantic kung-fu comedy with a good heart."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"This valentine to Hong Kong cinema should resonate with anyone who's been through the painful apprenticeship of learning the difference between life and the movies."
‑ Dana Stevens, New York Times
"Sometimes hilarious, sometimes melodramatic, Just One Look always rings true."
‑ G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle
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