Hungkat’s review published on Letterboxd:
Droplets of water stagnate on the car’s window, just like those droplets, Chow Mo-wan slowly slips out of the realm of his painful memories and heads off to the futuristic metropolises where a sense of closure is given and nobody’s hurt or at least, he can’t get hurt. Welcome to 2046, a claustrophobic 60s-style landscape pinched into a narrow and secret world full of visual fantasias, poeticized by a sentimentalist's unfruitful love. People struggle in the emptiness with their minds being left the past, while Shigeru Umebayashi’s musical themes repeat in loops - they’re trapped. 2046 is a lovely meander through the deserted land for those who had been in love, a city that let suppressed passions spiral into a perpetual pattern of ache and ecstasy. The beating in the chest constantly calls back & forth through time, “where is Su Li-Zhen and why is the ghost of her still haunts?” Come to 2046 so you can seek solace, come so you can find your missing piece, and the missing piece is either yourself or her. Let's board this train so you can never go back. Why? Because it’s the only way you can escape; it’s the only way you can fix the mechanics of your heart.
"Love is all a matter of timing. It's no good meeting the right person too soon or too late."