• Harrison Miller

    ★★★★ Watched by Harrison Miller 28 Aug, 2014

    A very ambitious film about these, in many ways, different characters and how they each handle relationships, mainly the endings. It also does more than this, but that is the best I can really describe it. I really enjoyed its pacing and found its camera angles, which are mostly oblique, to be used in interesting ways. This film really taps into daily routines and what forces drive us to be the way we are. This is a very vague understanding of it, but I don't necessarily believe one has to understand the film. It is more important to understand these characters, who are all great.

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  • Lee Towler

    ★★★★ Watched by Lee Towler 25 Aug, 2014

    I've started to notice that Wong's movies have that kind of after hour feel to them that I really love it movies. There's just something about the surreal vibrancy of nighttime that I find so mesmerising, filled with strange characters and the neon lit-glaze of Hong Kong, Fallen Angels is one of those movies.

    Wong Kar-Wai may just have my personal favourite film style, it feels so melancholic and sleek, the neon signs of after hours Hong Kong are vividly…

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  • sschuster

    ★★★ Added by sschuster

    Not the biggest fan of this one, but it's still worth a watch.

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  • Judy

    ★★★★★ Watched by Judy 22 Aug, 2014

    Wong Kar Wai sure loves Midnight Express. And nail polishes in pastel colors. However, Takeshi missed his Expired Pineapple-otaku role.

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  • Lawrence Garcia

    ★★★ Watched by Lawrence Garcia 09 Aug, 2014

    63/100

    Given that this was originally supposed to be a part of Chungking Express, it is no surprise that Fallen Angels channels some of what made Chungking such a cinematic wonder. It is also, however, a bit like making lightning strike in the same place twice. If there's a filmmaker that could do it, it would be Wong Kar-Wai--unfortunately, it doesn't quite happen here. A lot of Wong's films have a near-mythic quality that he seems to conjure up from…

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  • Dylaned

    ★★★★ Watched by Dylaned 07 Aug, 2014

    ''The night's full of weirdos."

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  • Hunter

    ★★★½ Watched by Hunter 28 Jul, 2014 7

    Part of my Juxtaposed series.

    I suspect that several future viewings will be required, to fully appreciate this film. The multiple stories covered in the film cover much ground, though they intersect infrequently and usually to no real consequence. Those stories, however, are not the principle appeal of the movie. It is, in a word: style.

    Wong Kar-Wai is in love with that camera, and he shoots what feels like just about every shot with the kind of fisheye lens…

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  • Tyrion Lannister

    ★★★½ Watched by Tyrion Lannister 26 Jul, 2014

    I've been meaning to watch Wong Kar Wai's movies for a while. For some reason the thought just came to me to check Netflix. Lo and behold a decent amount of his movies are on there. I chose this one first. I found out that it was a loose sequel to one of his other movies too late to stop watching. Oh well.

    I enjoyed this movie. There was a lot that it did right, but some things that I…

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  • Stribit

    ★★★★ Watched by Stribit 25 Jul, 2014

    Good:
    Interesting encounters of characters in the city.
    Each character develop own complexity over the story.

    Bad:
    Nothing more than a flux of Wong Kar-wai shots.

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  • Varghese Eapen

    ★★★★ Watched by Varghese Eapen 04 Jul, 2014 2

    “No matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away.” ― Haruki Murakami

    What a beautiful mess...Cutting back and forth between disconnected lives Wong Kar Wai follows up Chungking Express with this pop montage bursting at it seams like a volcano...He juxtaposes tender moments of lives lost in the vast cities with kinetic camerawork and a pulsating background score...

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  • Knox Gray

    ★★★★★ Added by Knox Gray

    A beautiful study of life in the never ending bees nest we call cities. Love is lost, worn and kills us all in the end.

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  • kkkim

    ★★★★½ Added by kkkim

    Takeshi Kaneshiro is adorable as fuck.

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