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The Grace Lee Project Reviews

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Christopher Campbell
Cinematical
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
Oregonian
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.
| Original Score: B-
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
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
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.
| 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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Lexi Feinberg
CinemaBlend.com
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
Variety
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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