Lust, Caution
Lust, Caution (2007)

Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee adapts this Eileen Chang story set in World War II-era Shanghai that details the political intrigue surrounding a powerful political figure named Mr. Yee (Tony Leung) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai.… More

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Rated: NC-17
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Release Date: February 19, 2008
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Ang Lee's Lust, Caution is a tense, sensual and beautifully-shot espionage film.

Wally Hammond
Time Out

Its dark romanticism lingers in the mind.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

In a film where casting is a vital component in the edgy equation, Leung and Tang make a picturesque and dramatically compelling couple.

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Dan Jardine

Lee is hot, engaged, emotional, sincere and fundamentally looking at any slice of life through a sexual lens.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

Overwrought and overlong, Ang Lee's Lust, Caution nevertheless has some moments of exquisite beauty and a potentially star-making performance from newcomer Tang Wei.

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Dana Stevens

Both a cannily constructed spy thriller and a grim kind of love story.

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Dan Jardine

Lee is hot, engaged, emotional, sincere and fundamentally looking at any slice of life through a sexual lens.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

Lust, Caution asks some patience of us, but our patience pays off.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

There is deception, suspicion and self-delusion, but it all seems rendered at arm's length, despite the consummate artistry of the filmmaking.

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Fernando F. Croce

Lovers of genuine cinema will get blue balls

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
Lust, Caution is based on a novella that is apparently loosely based on some actual events. That last bit kinda makes sense to me, but it really felt like… More
Anthony Lawrie
This is a great espionage thriller. It is not however an erotic film as it was unfortunately sold as, unless of course brutal rape is your cup of tea!? I have… More
William Sleet
There is a moment towards the end of Lust, Caution where the two main characters give each other a series of looks. It lasts for quite a while, there is no… More
Alice Shen
I'm very surprised I didn't like this movie more. It's all beautifully shot, acted, and scored, but after the first hour, the deliberately slow… More
Elvira B
Lust, Caution is a film of epic proportions. Every aspect of filmmaking reaches the kind of quality that makes me want to poke my eyes out when I have to watch… More
Cassandra Maples
#13: Lust, Caution Ang Lee?s follow-up to Brokeback Mountain disappeared from cinemas with barely a trace. A pity, because it was quietly terrific: a spy… More

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