Wedding Palace Reviews

Mark Jenkins
Washington Post
Top Critic
October 24, 2013

Kang's Na Young and Tee's Jason have a winning rapport when the script isn't pushing them into contrived shtick.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic
October 3, 2013

The cross-cultural rom com about a Korean American's search for true love is marred by serious overacting, broad characterization, flat comedic skits. It tries too hard, like a comic who's the one laughing hardest at his jokes.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joe Leydon
Top Critic
September 29, 2013

Loud, frenetic action drowns out the charms of Christine Yoo's debut film.

Christy Lemire
Top Critic
September 27, 2013

Yoo finds room for all of the obligatory bad first dates and fantasy sequences, montages and misunderstandings, a wisecracking best friend and overbearing parents. It doesn't appear that she means any of this ironically, or as parody.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nicole Herrington
New York Times
Top Critic
September 26, 2013

While the story is a bit weak, the film does a good job of contrasting Korean-Americans who steadfastly adhere to the traditions of their homeland with South Koreans who have renounced old customs.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Inkoo Kang
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
September 26, 2013

The genre elements of the romantic comedy "Wedding Palace" attempt a transpacific transit, but get lost in translation.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Nordine
Village Voice
Top Critic
September 24, 2013

Yoo's broadly drawn characters are less ha-ha funny than endearingly over-the-top, their exaggerated mannerisms rooted in fondness as much as mockery.