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Based on 16 Reviews
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  • 100
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Loose, buoyant and bracingly original. show more

  • 88
    G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Examiner

    Happy Together is Wong's most fully realized work. It is a pleasure to watch an interesting mind feel his way, and the result is something more than just a passing fancy. show more

  • 75
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Style oozing from virtually every frame. show more

  • 75
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Wong returns once more to what he seems to know best - the visual poetry of the urban Asian night, a world of characters on the move, coming and going, never really getting anywhere. [5 Dec 1997] show more

  • 38
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    An abundance of style and an almost total lack of substance make Wong Kar-wai's Happy Together a visually arresting but ultimately unrewarding excursion. [31 Oct 1997] show more

  • 40

    In the absence of any genuine emotional wallop, it is the directorial pizzazz that pulls you through. Just about. show more

  • 89
    Russell Smith Austin Chronicle

    Thanks largely to the raw bravery and intensity of the two leads' performances, Happy Together takes a quantum leap forward in terms of visceral power. show more

  • 67
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    The vignettes don't add up to a story, but Wong's nervy brio and subterranean-fantasy style make for an arresting work about an exotic subculture. show more

  • 90
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    The result is a take-no-prisoners movie from one of Hong Kong's most idiosyncratic, shoot-from-the-hip filmmakers that's the very antithesis of sentimental gay love stories. [31 Oct 1997] show more

  • 90
    Derek Elley Variety

    Maverick director Wong Kar-wai manages to pour old wine into new jars with Happy Together, a fizzy chamber yarn about two gay Hong Kongers in Argentina that's as slim as a bamboo flute but is his most linear and mature work for some time. show more

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