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夢中人 (1986)
Dream Lovers

Reviewed by: ksbutterbox
Date: 06/27/2002
Summary: Gets better each Viewing..

If you've seen enough of these movies..this one is really a golden oldie! Great performances by all..sleepy synthesizer music galore. Nice production as well. Chow Yun Fat was quite a Valentino in this one ladies! Check it out! Plus Brigitte is also'll see!

Reviewed by: MrBooth
Date: 05/27/2001
Summary: Not sufficiently filled out

DREAM LOVERS - Chow Yun Fat and Brigitte Lin discover that they are the modern-day reincartations of a couple of ancient lovers. Gosh. Sadly far too little time is spent on the sequences in the past, and you're never given any reason to understand why their love was so great that it lasted their deaths and 2000 years. Moderately interesting regardless.

Reviewed by: Hongkie
Date: 05/18/2001
Summary: Interesting in several respects

My favorite part of this movie is that is managed to work in China's famous terracotta army into its plot. That aside, this is one of the few films you will see Chow Yun-Fat in a love scene.

However, the ending leaves much to be desired. The direction is also rather melodramatic, but that can't be helped due to the very fantastic nature of the plot.

Reviewed by: STSH
Date: 06/09/2000
Summary: Moody, but with problems

I found the general eeriness sometimes effective, but sometimes an awful red herring. For instance, when Chow and Bridgette are in the supermarket - the eerie music signals ..... nothing.
The scenes between Chow and Cher Yeung are wonderful. They convey the sense of a couple mad about each other - until things go wrong. Then, the reactions of both are spot on.
Compare this with the interaction of Chow with Bridgette. There's practically no spark at all, except in their final scene, which is so overdone as to be equally unconvincing.
And the ending only makes this worse.
It's my opinion that the lack of any chemistry between Chow and Bridgette (which is the crucial relationship of the plot) is the single big flaw in this film.
There is much else to recommend it. The imagery is pretty good, Cher Yeung puts in a great performance, and the two old guys aren't bad either.
Overall, a little annoyingly mixed.

Reviewer Score: 7

Reviewed by: jfierro
Date: 12/21/1999

An extremely moody drama, with an absorbing, erie atmosphere. I found it quite engrossing.

Reviewed by: spinali
Date: 12/08/1999
Summary: NULL

It's not any easier on his fiancee of seven years when conductor Chow Yun Fat and Brigitte Lin, star-crossed lovers from the Qin dynasty, fall for each other again in the 20th century. It's a vaguely poignant supernatural drama, and Brigitte is always a welcome sight, but let's be blunt: it's a neat concept awkwardly written and directed, and further marred by an echoey synth soundtrack.


[Reviewed by Steve Spinali]

Reviewer Score: 5