2046 ★★★

It's Wong Kar-Wai, so it's obviously visually stunning and filled with themes of unrequited love and longing. Problem is, it's clumsily structured. It appears Kar-Wai wants to combine several different films. Seeing as none of them work enough on their own, they don't work enough as a cohesive film. The film also feels more protracted the longer it goes. The last 20 or so minutes felt like they weren't ever going to end. There's some stellar scenes throughout and it's hard to deny his ambition with this script, but it's a bit too uneven. It's not helpful that it's deemed a sequel to In the Mood for Love, which is significantly more complete.