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As Tears Go By back to product details

Wild "Tears"
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written by talltale April 20, 2005 - 2:18 PM PDT
3 out of 3 members found this review helpful
Kar Wai Wong's AS TEARS GO BY makes an interesting companion piece to his "Days of Being Wild," filmed three years later. My initial reaction is that the titles ought to be reversed. The latter film is really more of an unrequited love story, while "Tears" is full of violence and comes off as infinitely "wilder." Otherwise, the interest here lies mainly in how far Wong has come as an artist in those three years.

"Tears," never boring and often riveting, offers a very young Maggie Cheung, Jackie Cheung, and a knockout performance from Andy Lau (easy to see why he zoomed to the top of the Hong Kong heap) in a story about family, honor/face, crime, love and revenge. The photography here is sumptuous and colorful, but still not up to the Chris Doyle level that would soon follow. This one's probably best recommended to incipient Wong fans and those who, like me, want to catch up on ALL his films.

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