The Wayward Cloud
The Wayward Cloud (2005)

The subjects of love, sex, and lust in modern-day Taiwan are given a surreal, kaleidoscopic treatment in Tsai Ming-Liang's experimental feature film. The Wayward Cloud contains no plot per se, but rather a succession of strange set… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 16, 2005
DVD Release Date: June 10, 2008
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Wally Hammond
Time Out

The film's meandering, surrealist-kissed, early scenes dance nicely in time with his urban protagonist's disconnected, existential malaise.

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Nathan Lee
Village Voice

Tsai's emptied-out aesthetic has never felt so empty, his mannerisms so pointlessly mannered.

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Chris Cabin

The Wayward Cloud finds Ming-liang in a rut and unable to elevate his neon wilderness to the heights of the rest of his consistently fascinating oeuvre.

A.O. Scott
New York Times

The Wayward Cloud offers one plausible moral: If life hands you watermelons, make love to them.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

A witty, insightful and typically idiosyncratic continuation of Tsai's earlier features.

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Kam Williams
Sly Fox

Taiwanese titillation flick featurings watermelon as a metaphor.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

The Taiwanese sex musical The Way ward Cloud is notable for its bizarre uses of watermelons. I won't give you the details because my editor would just cut them out.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Juicy surrealist film.

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Kam Williams

A curiously-compelling and impossible to pigeonhole romantic romp which blurs the line between pornography and legit cinema in magnificent fashion.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
At first, this is an unfocused musical drama that shoots in every direction to see what sticks, including some unnecessary musical numbers and random scenes… More
Saskia D.
Wow this one is hard to rate.. It's one of the strangest movies I've seen in a long long time! But it's definitely worth watching. Nice camera… More
Stella Dallas
tsai ming-liang's harshest film. the last scene made me hate everyone
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"The Wayward Cloud" is a sequel to "What Time Is It There?", set during a severe drought in Taiwan. The movie opens in… More
Greg S
A porn stud romances a shy girl during a drought in Taiwan; four hallucinatory musical numbers describe the character's feelings. A very strange film… More
Sylvester Kuo
A surreal musical tale of love, sex and making of pornography set in Taiwan. It's surrealism was cool but overusing long shots of weird angles had its… More