• R, 1 hr. 36 min.
  • Drama, Romance, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Alice Wu
    In Theaters:
    May 27, 2005 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 18, 2005
  • Sony Pictures Classics

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Saving Face Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

March 9, 2012
Cynthia Fuchs
Common Sense Media

Chinese-American mom and daughter reconnect.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 17, 2010
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Wu has abundant affection for her characters and a sharp eye for how they interact.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

August 3, 2007
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Exudes the kind of warmth and intelligence that delivers to well-defined segments of the indie-oriented audience.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 1, 2007
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

May 12, 2006
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

If that sounds supremely sitcomy, well, it is. But Wu and her cast elevate the proceedings.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 16, 2005
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

There's a wedding, a death and two love affairs in Saving Face, and they all come as a surprise

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

August 30, 2005

Baltimore Sun

Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 29, 2005
James Verniere
Boston Herald

The sort of competent, intelligent and humane film that often signals the beginning of a major career.

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: 3/4

July 16, 2005
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

First-time writer-director Alice Wu has taken the usual romance formula and given it cultural pizzazz.

| Original Score: 3/4

July 15, 2005
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

Although fun while it lasts, it's just another cute story about family and acceptance that could have been a lot more convincing and heartfelt with just a little more depth.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 14, 2005
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Far from seeming weighed down by a need to satisfy various interest groups, "Face" is light-footed, at times cheeky and always true to its sharply-drawn cast of characters.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

July 14, 2005
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

It's a coming-out party for Krusiec, a bit player in Sweet Home Alabama who blossoms as a performer relaying emotion with deft touches and subtle yearning.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3/4

July 13, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...a Hollywood romantic comedy stripped of all the bombast and star turns.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: B

July 8, 2005
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

As a sweet comedy, it's enjoyable enough, as long as you don't expect it to carry the burden of an entire ethnic or sexual community on its shoulders.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 3/5

July 7, 2005
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Equal parts adorable and unbelievable.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

July 7, 2005
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

The story is not unique, but Wu manages to give it enough charming humor to make it fresh and enjoyable.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: B

July 6, 2005
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic

Full Review Source: NYC Film Critic | Original Score: 3/5

July 5, 2005
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle

... surprisingly fresh and charming overall.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

July 5, 2005
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Goes beyond the obvious into something a lot more current and meaningful: the need to make your own love, even if society looks askance.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

July 1, 2005

Time Out
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November 17, 2011

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008
Dave Calhoun
Time Out New York
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August 16, 2007
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 19, 2007

Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
August 5, 2005

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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July 5, 2005

Boston Phoenix
June 11, 2005
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