• Chungking Express (1994)

Chungking Express

Release Date: 1994

PG-13 |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

Every day, Cop 223 (Takeshi Kaneshiro) buys a can of pineapple with an expiration date of May 1, symbolizing the day he'll get over his lost love. He's also got his eye on a mysterious woman in a blond wig (Brigitte Lin), oblivious of the fact she's a drug dealer. Cop 663 (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) is distraught with heartbreak over a breakup. But when his ex drops a spare set of his keys at a local cafe, a waitress (Faye Wong) lets herself into his apartment and spruces up his life.

Cast: Brigitte Lin, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Faye Wong, Valerie Chow

Director: Kar-Wai Wong

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Miramax

Keywords: Creative, 1990s, Offbeat, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Hong Kong writer-director Wong Kar-wai's "Chungking Express" is hip and entertaining... Technically, the film is first-rate, while all the principal performers are excellent. [9 June 1995]

  • 88
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Chungking Express is a breezy little Hong Kong movie that has more life, energy, humanity and sheer visual zing than most other shows you'll see in a month or so. And, an hour after watching it, you may indeed be hungry for more. Not necessarily because the show is shallow or unsatisfying, or doesn't leave a strong impression, but because the spontaneity and high energy of it is what's so much fun. show more

  • 88
    Walter AddiegoSan Francisco Examiner

    This is filmmaking of high energy and wit. What it adds up to is debatable. You can view it as a bright twist on the being-a-cop-is-lonely sort of police picture, or as a mini-anthology of quirky not-quite-love stories. If it's hard to say where Chungking Express arrives, the trip is still exhilarating. show more

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