The World of Suzie Wong
The World of Suzie Wong (1960)

William Holden stars as an American artist who becomes involved with the sordid underworld of prostitution in Hong Kong in The World of Suzie Wong, based on Paul Osborn's Broadway adaptation of the novel by Richard Mason. Holden is… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 29, 2004
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

On the decidedly negative side are three passages in which realism is virtually abandoned for theatrical effect.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The World of Suzie Wong is rife with problems.

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Time Out

Denied the chance of being honest about its subject, it soon degenerates into euphemistic soap opera, with vague gestures towards bohemianism and lukewarm titillation.

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Emanuel Levy

Though stereotypical, this interracial romantic melodrama was one of William Holden's most popular films

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

[A] wildly romantic, vividly imagined color film.

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Sharon Mizota

The World of Suzie Wong, despite its familiar story and seductive packaging, never quite escapes the glaring contradiction between its professed egalitarianism and the obvious inequalities it so blithely reproduces.

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