2046 (2005)

He was a writer. He thought he wrote about the future, but it really was the past. In his novel, a mysterious train left for 2046 every once in a while. Everyone who went there had the same intention -- to recapture lost memories. It was… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 5, 2005
DVD Release Date: December 26, 2005
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Director Wong Kar-Wai has created in 2046 another visually stunning, atmospheric, and melancholy movie about unrequited love and loneliness.

Bob Mondello

The result is a sumptuous time-teasing story.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

It may help if you grasp the many allusions to Wong's earlier films (including, notably, Days of Being Wild), but it's far from necessary. This, after all, is undeniably real cinema.

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Jonathan Romney
Independent on Sunday

Wwithout a doubt, it's seductively perplexing and devilishly good-looking -- and if you like it, you'll probably find that one viewing isn't enough.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The romantic fatalism is so lush that you're invited to get lost in it.

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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

Wong offers an artful meditation on the nature of love, making effective use of color schemes (yellows, greens and reds), placid shotmaking and diverse music to deliver a sultry portrait of postwar Hong Kong.

Kent Jones
Film Comment Magazine

For all its balance and grandeur, 2046 is the most nervous of Wong's films.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Quite simply an incomparably sublime work of art, a triumph of lyricism over narrative in the cinema, and the most exquisite homage to the beauty of women it has ever been my privilege to witness on the screen.

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

As memorable and emotionally intense as any of Wong's films. It's a mood as much as a movie.

Michael Nordine
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

2046 thus comes to encapsulate everything to which Wong (and, in turn, his audience) keeps returning.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Reid Volk
An intoxicating and satisfying loose sequel to the brilliant "In the Mood for Love." Wai manages to tap into that same tonal vein as the predecessor.… More
Rubia Carolina
2046. A number of a hotel room. A place/ year where nothing ever changes. A place from where only one man ever returned. A sci-fiction story called 2047. A… More
Jennifer Xu
Labored and overly fanciful.
Edward Boxler
A step back for Wong Kar Wai because he essentially remakes In the Mood for Love but in a more convoluted and unnecessary manner.
familiar stranger
Except for the visual excellency, this movie sucked at more levels than it worked. Owing to its high IMDb rating and having heard too many positive responses, I… More
Pierluigi Puccini
The technical aspect of a film has to be at the service of the story, and never the other way. Wong Kar Wai is yet another lecturer of visual masturbation with… More