Fallen Angels
Fallen Angels (1995)

Wong Kar-wai's Fallen Angels is a sequel of sorts to the director's 1994 U.S. breakthrough Chungking Express. Expanding on the latter's style, themes, and mood, Fallen Angels is set in the surreal milieu of urban, nighttime Hong… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 6, 1995
DVD Release Date: October 12, 1999
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

An exhilarating rush of a movie, with all manner of go-for-broke visual bravura that expresses perfectly the free spirits of [Wong's] bold young people.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

A densely packed suite of zany vignettes that have the autonomy of pop songs or stand-up comic riffs.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A brilliantly innovative filmmaker who gets his feelings across through the cheeky and sometimes surreal visuals and his cool style of filmmaking.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

I felt transported back to the 1960s films of Jean-Luc Godard. I was watching a film that was not afraid of its audience.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The film is Wong's most visually striking, with Wong and Doyle constantly inventing intoxicating new angles for every shot.

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Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Fallen Angels lunges and chases after its rapidly receding subjects, looking to capture and preserve a trace of their presence before the sun rises and the shadows fade.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Wong brings tremendous vigor and audacity to the effort, asking us to question the most basic rules of storytelling and commercial filmmaking.

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Photographed by expat Australian Christopher Doyle, Fallen Angels is cinematic exuberance in the hands of a confident filmmaker who builds a montage, and serves you a smorgasbord of images and characters that inhabit a world you are invited to experience.

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Michael Dequina

Stylish and mesmerizing... Equals the poignance of Chungking Express.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Netflix somni-bomb. All style, mood and colors. It literally took me three months to get through this frickin' movie because it kept putting me to sleep.… More
Lanning : )
Life, maybe, turns on coincidence or is directed by fate -- your choice -- or maybe not : ) Sometimes it seems as if we do live in a very small world, although… More
Sarah Gaish
<b>UPDATE: Just discovered that Fallen Angels is out on DVD and I can watch it. Will buy it soon and re-watch it and then re-review… More
Christopher Mercer
Wow. This film is just a bundle of energy. Very different from later films such as In The Mood For Love, this is the story of the relationship between a hitman… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Bleh, Wong Kar Wai...at least he had the decency to show Michelle Reis touching herself.
Elvira B
If 2046 had kept me away from Wong Kar Wai, Fallen Angels has made me desperately seek out his previous work. This movie is a frantic recount of young lost… More