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Goodbye, Dragon Inn Reviews

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November 13, 2003
There's a warm and meandering feeling to the film, although it will be completely lost on non-cinephiles, who'll find this unbearably dull!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 14, 2005
Everywhere, Tsai [Ming-Liang] lingers long enough to risk driving his audience to distraction, and I am afraid I succumbed early.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 21, 2007
Long, boring shots. Reallllly long boring shots. Woman walks up stairs, woman walks down stairs. The end. Bleh.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
March 16, 2020
Tsai Ming-liang's stultifying Good Bye, Dragon Inn captures none of the magic of film despite being set in a movie palace on its final day of operations.
March 10, 2005
It's not a sentimental ode to the cinema like "Cinema Paradiso." It's more like "Cinema Purgatorio."
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
January 24, 2004
It has a haunting and eerie quality to it at times, but it doesn’t stay with the viewer for very long. I feel more like I’m watching a cinematographer’s clip-reel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 10, 2004
This feels like short film material stretched exasperatingly thin but nonetheless casts a certain sad spell, graced by moments of droll observational humor.
October 6, 2004
Hypnotic in effect but ultimately rather irritating, Goodbye, Dragon Inn will entice those viewers who like oblique, allusive cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 15, 2004
Tsai is hugely popular with film critics, I believe, in part because film critics actually have something to do while watching his films. While the girl is limping down the hallway, we can take notes. Regular theatergoers? They can only watch helplessly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 5, 2010
What's the matter with these people? Why are they such a bunch of zombies?
September 27, 2004
a solitary experience
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 2, 2014
This elegiac 2003 comedy, by the Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang, is a requiem for a movie theatre.
September 17, 2004
A masterful meditation on both the singular and collective experience of going to the movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 16, 2004
Offers a melancholy glimpse of urban loneliness and the passing of an era.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 14, 2004
... at once an elegy for the communal experience of cinema-going and another quintessentially Tsai portrait of loneliness and isolation.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 19, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 24, 2005
Plays as a meditation on the deep feelings felt by the viewer and the filmmaker towards the movie experience.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
October 22, 2003
Its simple, meticulously composed frames are full of mystery and feeling; it's an action movie that stands perfectly still.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 14, 2004
A movie of elegant understatement and considerable formal intelligence.
October 29, 2004
This is one of the most gorgeous and maturely composed movies you'll see this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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