141. Chungking Express (1994)

Chungking Express movie scenes  no opinions or ideas upon the viewer The two stories are simply told and are told simply leaving us to extract our personal meaning from the strange

Leonard Maltin's Rating : 
Should be : 

IMDB Rating : 8.1

Rotten Tomatoes Rating :  90%  (with critics)   94%  (with audience)

Critics Consensus: Even if all it had to offer were writer-director Wong Kar-wai's thrillingly distinctive visuals, Chungking Express would be well worth watching; happily, its thoughtfully drawn characters and naturalistic performances also pack a potent dramatic wallop.

In his review Leonard says: "Light, funny, and offbeat though the second tale goes on far too long."

A very stylish comedy drama from one of the world's great directors Kar-Wai Wong.

I might have missed this movie when it came out twenty two years ago because of Leonard's 2 1/2 star rating. There are so many movies that are 3 stars or higher, it is hard to keep up with them. That's why I think it so important that movies like this get proper ratings.

There are a lot of reasons I really like this movie. It had great style. It had a beautiful look to it. I would give this movie 3 stars just for the style itself.

But I also really enjoyed the two quirky stories about two policeman and the women that they fall in love with. I thought the actors were all dynamic and charismatic.

And I also enjoyed the plots of both segments. Two heart broken cops finding love in all the wrong places.

And the music - how great was that.

Leonard missed another really good movie here.

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