Jonathan Castillo Rodríguez’s review published on Letterboxd:
Flourishing in silence ambiance with a tinge of minimalist filmmaking, What Time is it There? is one of the most brave works of the modern era. What Time is it There takes a restricted approach to filmmaking, denying the audience everything except the mood of a scene and the subtext found within the sumptuous imagery and methodical dialogue. What Time is it There? stands as one of the more popular works by Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang. His auteur sensibilities are similar to the laid back nature of Kim Ki-duk and Hou Hsiao-Hsien seeming to be a clear influence on his films. What Time is it There? lacks any true predecessors but it also lacks the fortitude to be anything greater.