UncreativeName’s review published on Letterboxd:
Love is all a matter of timing. It's no good meeting the right person too soon or too late. If I'd lived in another time or place my story might have had a very different ending.
2046 makes a fascinating companion piece to In the Mood for Love. This one is all about excesses. Both from the Chow character and from Wong as a director and storyteller. You have three different love stories folded in on each other along with a futuristic tale written by Chow. It is much more messy and sprawling along with being far more verbal, but it makes for a much more mysterious film and works in service with still being all about self-delusions. And as always looks absolutely sumptuous while it goes about it. Chow is trying to somehow forget his past, but in each one of these woman he just learns something about himself and how he will always be connected to that past love. Sometimes there is a love lost so great that the person is forever broken, never to recover.