The Center of the World
The Center of the World (2001)

The probability of sex and the possibility of love between twenty-somethings -- a lonely man and a fiercely independent and emotionally unavailable woman -- is at the core of the Center of the World. Peter Sarsgaard plays Richard, a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 18, 2001
DVD Release Date: December 18, 2001
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Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: For all its tease, the movie doesn't have more to say than money can't buy you love.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

There's something numbingly predictable about Wang's whole approach.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Way off-center in any world.

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Cole Smithey

...rings with a perfectly hollow pitch that's a digital video punch to the solar plexus.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Enough to send you running from the theater, yawning.

John Zebrowski
Seattle Times

The characters aren't very interesting, caught in a cycle of sex and rejection that while explicit, gets a little tiring.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Utilizando o sexo como ponte para estudar seus personagens, o diretor Wayne Wang cria um filme interessante, mas não totalmente satisfatório.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Wang is working on your mind, not your body.

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

We leave the theater thinking less about how the film made us feel or think than the mechanics of how it was put together.

Sara Michelle Fetters

What follows in Wang Wang's (Chinese Box, Smoke, Chan is Missing) new film The Center of the World is the dark side of Pretty Woman only without the Cinderella-like pretensions.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A rich computer nerd brings a stripper to Vegas and tries to get her to fall in love with him. I'm surprised by this film's weak story and slowly… More
Brian R
Wayne Wang's "The Center of the World" is a real, painful story about two lost souls. A guy who is a wealthy in the dot com era and a female… More
Steve K
A very modern, somewhat disquieting look at sex and relationships in the modern world.
Daniel Parsons
Depressing as hell and rather self-contained, <I>The Center of the World</I> is a dull, dreary story, shot on the cheap with an ugly, hyper-real… More