Lust, Caution
Lust, Caution (2007)

Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee adapts this Eileen Chang story set in World War II-era Shanghai that details the political intrigue surrounding a powerful political figure named Mr. Yee (Tony Leung) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai.… More

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Rated: NC-17
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Release Date: September 27, 2007
DVD Release Date: February 19, 2008
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Ang Lee's Lust, Caution is a tense, sensual and beautifully-shot espionage film.

Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

What lingers is the suspicion that women carry a burden of war they can't ever put down, and that even noble idealists can justify turning their girls into whores.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

Lust, Caution asks some patience of us, but our patience pays off.

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Annie Wagner
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Lust, Caution is so ambitious and detailed that you'll never be bored.

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

Its dark romanticism lingers in the mind.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

In a film where casting is a vital component in the edgy equation, Leung and Tang make a picturesque and dramatically compelling couple.

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Dan Jardine

Lee is hot, engaged, emotional, sincere and fundamentally looking at any slice of life through a sexual lens.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

Overwrought and overlong, Ang Lee's Lust, Caution nevertheless has some moments of exquisite beauty and a potentially star-making performance from newcomer Tang Wei.

Dana Stevens

Both a cannily constructed spy thriller and a grim kind of love story.

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Dan Jardine

Lee is hot, engaged, emotional, sincere and fundamentally looking at any slice of life through a sexual lens.

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I'm very surprised I didn't like this movie more. It's all beautifully shot, acted, and scored, but after the first hour, the deliberately slow… More
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