So Close

Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
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  1. Reviewed by: Allison Benedikt
    63
    So Close is a beautiful mess. I didn't really understand what was going on, but I loved every stylized minute of it.
  2. 80
    The protracted final sequence, which involves balletic swordplay worthy of the famous scene in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," will take your breath away.
  3. A martial arts valentine to the power of fighting women. It's a slick and delirious Hong Kong action film.
  4. A brilliant example of the genre -- with romantic subplots to boot.
  5. Cory Yuen's So Close is a kind of Hong Kong martial-arts variation on the Charlie's Angels movies, only better.
  6. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    80
    A delirious example of grrrl power, Hong Kong style.
  7. Abounds with zero-gravity action ballet, frisky interludes of sapphic foreplay, and weepy drama about doomed love. The film also has an irresistibly kitschy theme song: "Close to You," the treacly Burt Bacharach-Hal David smash by the Carpenters.
  8. 75
    Its sense of play, its sleek design and Yuen's spectacular action sequences will make it, I suspect, attractive to palates not accustomed to the spicier or cruder forms of this genre.
  9. 90
    Next to the Hong Kong action picture So Close, nearly every Hollywood thriller of the summer looks like an elementary-school project thrown together the Sunday night before it was due.
  10. So Close is the film "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" dreams of being: sleek, silly, completely ridiculous and irresistible.
  11. 80
    This sort of film lives or dies by its promise of bullet-dodging, stylishly clad women throwing themselves into impossible feats of daring, and when the time comes for action, Yuen displays a rare gift.
  12. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    70
    Slickly packaged, unashamedly exploitative popcorn movie.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. TerryO.
    Nov 17, 2005
    2
    The comments of several "10" reviewers are as ridiculous and phony as the film itself, and that is no small feat. Might as well have been The comments of several "10" reviewers are as ridiculous and phony as the film itself, and that is no small feat. Might as well have been titled Soh Soh Dum, or Wha Ta Dud. Full Review »
  2. zeiynahchelled.
    Sep 4, 2005
    10
    This movie was the greatest ever...it was so amazing this movie shows girl power....so go girls we are the best among the rest...just keep it real.