Just One Look
Just One Look (2005)

Featuring an appearance by Cantopop megastars Twins and set in 1970s Hong Kong, this nostalgic comedy drama from director Riley Ip concerns itself with a young man as he contemplates revenge on the gangster he believes responsible for his… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 22, 2005
DVD Release Date: April 20, 2004
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Fails to overcome its recycled elements but displays a winning spirit that's hard to dislike.

V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Just One Look proves that Hollywood doesn't have exclusive rights to jokes about constipation.

Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Subtle, and with a surprisingly melancholy aftertaste, it proves that Hong Kong films don't have to be all action to be good.

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Derek Elley

An utterly charming retro romancer set against a background of '70s movie going.

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Akiva Gottlieb
Village Voice

A paean to cinephilia that might goad viewers into questioning the value of film itself.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

A romantic kung-fu comedy with a good heart.

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Dana Stevens
New York Times

This valentine to Hong Kong cinema should resonate with anyone who's been through the painful apprenticeship of learning the difference between life and the movies.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

Sometimes hilarious, sometimes melodramatic, Just One Look always rings true.

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