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The Grace Lee Project Reviews

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Christopher Campbell
September 18, 2007
The thing that I love about her documentary is it features some individuals who are so captivating ... going so far to even break its own subjective sub-genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
A Korean-American director takes dead-on, sometimes satirical, sometimes moving aim at stereotypes of Asian women.
Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine
February 9, 2007
Whether or not you knew a Grace Lee before, you'll never be able to think of Asian females as a type again after getting to know the ensemble comprising this enlightening and enriching bio-pic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 22, 2006
or what it's worth, The Grace Lee Project is an easy trip at just over an hour and should prove a popular ticket on the festival circuit
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Shawn Levy
May 19, 2006
There are flashes here of a more involving movie, but, as if living up to the cliches associated with her name, filmmaker Lee is content to sit quietly and let others talk.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Eric D. Snider
May 17, 2006
Lightweight but watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
March 31, 2006
A clever idea, whose execution often transcends mere cleverness...
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
March 30, 2006
Niftily shot and edited, The Grace Lee Project isn't just a witty unpacking of stereotype. It's also a welcome freshening of the old documentary saw that there's no such thing as an ordinary person.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 21, 2006
...breezy, fast-paced...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 21, 2006
In the end, it's essentially Lee's journey of self-discovery, but one that enables all of us to see each other in a slightly different way, regardless of our names.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Eric Campos
Film Threat
January 21, 2006
This interesting and humorous ride brings a wild variety of Grace Lees, to Grace's delight and our amusement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Lexi Feinberg
January 16, 2006
Grace Lee may not have the world's most unique name, but she has created an enjoyable documentary that will not soon be forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
January 5, 2006
Although the filmmaker provides some welcome humor in her often self-deprecating narration, she also displays a self-indulgence that gives her effort the distinct air of a vanity project.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
December 16, 2005
Eager to find out more about these like-named folks, she launched a highly unscientific investigation. Luckily for us, she recorded everything in the fun documentary The Grace Lee Project.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
December 16, 2005
Though self-centered by its very nature, Grace Lee's chronicle of other women who share her name turns out to be a funny and insightful exploration into identity issues we all can recognize.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 14, 2005
The Grace Lee Project by any other name would still be as entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
December 14, 2005
In her small, witty autobiographical documentary, a Korean-American filmmaker named Grace Lee explores the personal and social ramifications of a name she finds oppressive.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
December 13, 2005
A breezy first-person video essay that goes in search of the average Asian American woman, all the while wondering if there is in fact such a thing.
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Dennis Harvey
November 18, 2005
Trivial-sounding hook manages to float a funny but complex meditation on identity, ethnicity and cultural expectations that should be as accessible to teens as adults.
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Tony Wong
Toronto Star
November 18, 2005
A clever look at the weight of cultural expectations and the crisis of identity, told with poignant wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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