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  • Summary: Hired to spy on a philandering husband, Luo Haitao soon becomes entangled in a clandestine affair with the other man. Along with Luo's girlfriend, they succumb to the delirium of drunken nights, but how long can their tryst last?
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Dan Kois
    For long stretches of this tantalizing, romantic, aggravating film-until just before its extremely satisfying ending, in fact-I wished Lou had caught a little spring fever himself, cranked up the volume, and turned on the lights.
  2. 70
    Because of the movie's episodic structure and lack of expository detail, the visuals bear the greatest narrative burden.
  3. 60
    All that's left is to enjoy the ravishing visuals, which range from gorgeously dusky scenes of semidarkness to the sort of smeary neon palettes that Wong Kar-wai has virtually patented.
  4. Reviewed by: Maggie Lee
    Artistically uneven, emotionally strained but at times sullenly poetic depiction of a sexually confused love pentangle.
  5. Its examination of identity and loneliness begins to feel like a soap opera season boiled down into one very long episode with too much happening.
  6. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    Overlong and very Euro-flavored.
  7. The indoor scenes are so dark that you can barely make out the outlines of the bodies, much less distinguish who is who. Because almost half the film is this dim, it makes for a frustrating viewing experience. The jerky cinematography compounds the irritation.
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Dec 11, 2010
    Uh? Yeah watched it, got nothing. Said it was a story about rising up against your government? It was a bunch of random confusing gay sex scenes. There is nothing to gain on this movie but age on your life from watching it. Sorry director, go back to filming and try it again. Expand