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Red Doors Reviews

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March 1, 2007
Writer-director Georgia Lee is sadly not above such antic touches of whimsy in this family film, which rarely approaches anything akin to reality.
January 29, 2007
A smart, observant, and very entertaining film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 12, 2007
Not surprisingly, the three Wong sisters and their father could exist in separate movies -- their (short) stories are interesting but not convincingly knit together. Think of Red Doors as a promise, and hope that [director] Georgia Lee keeps it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 29, 2006
This family drama is balanced between equal measures of dark humor and pathos so that Red Doors floats gently between sentimentality and cynicism. It's a lovely little film, and well done.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 27, 2006
You don't have to be Asian-American to appreciate the Wongs with all their flaws and missteps; this could be your family, or the family of anyone you know, and in that way the film crosses that invisible genre line in the sand.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 22, 2006
A gentle, pleasant film about people you genuinely like.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 21, 2006
A peppy if uneven charmer with a fetchingly wistful edge.
September 8, 2006
Like many first-time writer-directors, she packs five films' worth of drama, crises and revelations into one, and often lapses into sitcom triteness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 8, 2006
... the script falls victim to the stereotypes and cliches so often found in movies about Asian-American families.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 8, 2006
Red Doors feels like a first-time film; quirks are overplayed while themes remain underdeveloped.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 8, 2006
Named for the traditional Chinese color of good luck, the gentle indie drama Red Doors is really more in the rosy pink range of the color palette than a more primary emotional hue.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 7, 2006
Well-shot, well-written film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 7, 2006
This agreeable, lightweight movie, written and directed by Georgia Lee, turns the malaises of a suburban family into bittersweet farce that teeters between cheeky humor and surface pathos.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 7, 2006
Two storylines make Red Doors an enjoyable film but there are so many things holding it back (the mother/wife's story is given no real time to connect with the audience) that stop it from being a respectable movie.
| Original Score: 3/5
September 7, 2006
A few of the plot threads are woven more neatly than others, but the film makes for a promising debut.
September 6, 2006
Although deserving a place in the annals of dignified cinema, Georgia Lee's breakthough feature film is a snoozer.
| Original Score: 6/10
September 5, 2006
Doesn't bode well for the Tribeca Film Festival that this was considered the best dramatic feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
September 5, 2006
Red Doors is so well-meaning, with such obvious affection for its characters, that it pleases nonetheless.
August 26, 2006
The director attempts a disquisition on the beast of ethnic assimilation, except her point is obvious only in the way she lazily cobbles her story together from the worst indie-movie clichés made fashionable in the wake of American Beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 1, 2005
Despite pic's earnestness and obvious good intentions, narrative elements, carefully set forth though they may be, fall back on overfamiliar, underdeveloped tropes.
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