Sight and Sound - 09/01/1996
"...FALLEN ANGELS takes every risk known to film-making, and succeeds triumphantly..."
Variety - 10/02/1995
"...[A] dazzling technical tour de force....Wong's technical mastery and sly observation combine to draw us into the fray almost hypnotically..."
Film Comment - 05/01/1996
"...Wong plays with color, pixilated movement, and random editing....He can be seen as a Mondrian perfecting his art..."
Box Office - 08/01/1998
"...A spectacular visual surface accompanied by an equally pleasing soundtrack..."
Los Angeles Times - 05/22/1998
"...FALLEN ANGELS is an exhilarating rush of a movie, with all manner of go-for-broke visual bravura..."
Acclaimed director Kar-Wai's neo-noir fantasy about a hitman who is disturbed to realize that he is falling for his partner. Throw into the mix a mysterious drifter who is searching for her ex-boyfriend and a humorous mute, and the results are an ingenious blend of art and entertainment, set amidst Hong Kong's bleak, urban landscape. One of the decade's most influential foreign films.
Set in the neon-washed underworld of present-day Hong Kong, Fallen Angels intertwines two exhilarating tales of love and isolation...
Acknowledged throughout the world as one of the most important directors working today, Wong Kar-Wai (Happy Together, Ashes Of Time) has developed a signature style that employs bold, experimental use of photography, music, and editing to capture the tension of the approaching millenium. Originally intended to be a third story in his now classic Chungking Express, Fallen Angels has emerged as what some critics have come to consider his "quintessential work."