Millennium Mambo (Qianxi Manbo)
Millennium Mambo (Qianxi Manbo) (2001)

The youthful Vicky is torn between two men, Hao-Hao and Jack. At night she works as a PR person at a night club to support both of them. Hao-Hao keeps vigilance over her all the time, whether she is on or off the job. He checks her charge… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 8, 2001
DVD Release Date: August 17, 2004
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

A work of uncommon emotional density.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Recalls the unease that crept over the world's youth back at the turn of the last century.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Visually striking movie.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

There is artistry and a fabulous ambiguity coursing through Hou's meditative film.

Charles Taylor

The combination of the thick sensuality of Mark Lee Ping-bing's cinematography and the gradual fascination that Hou's measured rhythms exert keep you watching.

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Robert Davis
Paste Magazine

We get far too few opportunities in the U.S. to see Hou's gorgeous films on the big screen. If this one comes to your town, don't pass it up.

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John Powers
L.A. Weekly

A ravishing bauble about la dolce vita in Taiwan.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Amazing film.

Emanuel Levy

A disappointing follow-up to the sublime Flowers of Shanghai and minor work in the oeuvre of one of the world's best filmmakers. Even so, this rambling story of a young woman (new star Shu Qi) torn between two loves is visually impressive.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Though not without its flaws and with a narration that feels at times (not always) redundant, this heartbreaking, melancholy film has an evocative… More
Anthony Valletta
Good Qi Shu performance and direction, but the script seems a bit lacking in spots.
JY Skacto
Coming out of Taiwan, <i>Millennium Mambo</i> is a film from Hsiao-hsien Hou with its own uniqueness. Unique enough to make it special? To some,… More
Christopher Brown
The first and last movie I ever walked out on, mostly because of the person attending it with me. But make no mistake, this is a boring, boring film. I should… More
Dimitris Springer
I aspire to become familiar with Hsiao Hsien's film package,in a greater degree through his past movies.His independent mambo derives a swaying emotion and… More