Chungking Express ( Chung hing sam lam ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 782

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 90

Theatrical Release Date: 09/26/1994

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 11/25/2008

Language: Japanese

Genre: Mystery, Comedy

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Kar Wai Wong

Actors: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Valerie Chow, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Lee-na Kwan, Faye Wong, Chen Jinquan

Plot: A story of two cops and two stories all of which are told in beautiful splotches of color. Takes place in Hong Kong in the early 1990s.

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 07/17/2011

The thing about this movie is that it's a sum of its parts. That is, the individual character moments and meditations on life and love are more connective than the film as a whole, which follows a pretty disorganized and sprawling plot. Excellent cinematography (some beautiful shots) and a strong use of music, particularly for an Asian film.

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Filmhog - wrote on 04/04/2010

This wasn't horrible, but I'm glad it wasn't the first Wong Kar-Wai film I saw. I doubt it would have led me to see more. And then I would have missed out on "In the Mood for Love," "My Blueberry Nights" and "2046," which would have been a shame.

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fake_username - wrote on 02/25/2008

Great soundtrack, characters, style, fragmented plot and all around enjoyable movie. I can't find anything I don't love about it and this remains my favorite movie by master director Kar Wong Wai.

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 02/05/2013

It embodies two stories involving Cop 223, a woman with a blonde wig (played by Brigitte Lin), Cop 663 and Faye. The plot on the 2nd story was more engaging than the first, wishing there could have been more to their relationship. Soundtrack well picked and camera direction was detailed. Had countless memorable provocative quotes such as: "People change." - Woman in blond wig "Takes time to change." "It takes time to get used to things." - No.663 "I just want to enjoy life." - Faye. Very stylish direction, nice locations and sincere acting, Chungking Express is a very good drama with bits of humor injected coupled with some likable characters. If only there were more clarity and direction to the figures on the first story and a bit more action on both, then this would have been …

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