Chan Is Missing
Chan Is Missing (1982)

Robbed of $4000 by the elusive Chan Hung, a pair of cabdrivers attempt to track down the thief through the seamier portions of San Francisco's Chinatown.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 4, 1982
DVD Release Date: January 24, 2006
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Simon Abrams
Village Voice

A classic, albeit unsolvable, brainteaser.

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Christopher Null

what develops isn't a mystery, but rather a look at the city from the inside out.

Jonathan Romney
Film Comment Magazine

Wang makes Chan Is Missing to a similar recipe-the film is imbued with, and is entirely about, Chinese-ness, but adopts a quintessentially American form, the film noir mystery.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

By no means great, but an astonishing achievement for $20,000.

Emanuel Levy

Every element in the movie illustrates its underlying concerns: identity and assimilation among Asian-Americans, sociolinguistics, and what one character in the tale describes as "cross-cultural misunderstandings."

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A delight.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This movie wasn't exactly what I expected or wanted to see, but it was okay. You learn a lot about Chinese Americans, Chinatown, and culture clashes. I… More