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  • Summary: A valentine to 70s Chinese cinema - from Bruce Lee mania and Chang Cheh kungfu flicks to the Taiwanese melodrama tearjerkers - Riley Ip's Just One Look evokes a time past with a loving eye for details and an infectious sense of wonderment. (Asian Cinevision)
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: G. Allen Johnson
    100
    One of the best Hong Kong films of 2002.
  2. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    80
    An utterly charming retro romancer set against a background of '70s movie going. Full of lovely touches and well-etched performances, and flawed only by a bland male lead.
  3. A romantic kung-fu comedy with a good heart.
  4. 60
    While not particularly cohesive, this 2002 film has some nice moments of comedy and father-son poignancy.
  5. Like Giuseppe Tornatore's "Cinema Paradiso," Just One Look is a tribute to the formative power of cinema, a coming-of-age film that nimbly interweaves the adolescent hero's struggles with clips from the movies that shape his romanticized notions of life.
  6. 50
    Filled with nostalgia for old Chinese movies, respectable performances and lively kung-fu slapstick.
  7. 30
    Dishwater-dull period melodrama.

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