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Eat Drink Man Woman (Yin shi nan nu) Reviews

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December 12, 2017
The constant parallels between food and love are too facile to be illuminating.
January 26, 2006
The food metaphor never carries weight, and the characterisations are too shallow to lend the film emotional punch.
February 3, 2014
That guarantee of good taste is, finally, a bit of a downer; there are plenty of surprises, but no hint of risk.
February 10, 2014
But by the end, I felt that Lee had, so to speak, stuck a little too closely to the recipe: His movie is moderately enjoyable in a been-there, done-that sort of way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 1, 2015
A richly textured comedy about the tensions across two generations of a Confucian family, Eat Drink Man Woman typifies the filial focus of Lee's early work
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 23, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Who said foreign films can't be fun?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 10, 2014
This film is stunningly involving, and it just races along from revelation to revelation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
An enjoyable comedy-drama, perhaps a bit on the light side.
Full Review | Original Score: high +1 out of -4..+4
February 2, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
February 2, 2009
Mildly charming.
January 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 23, 2002
Superb interweaving of the motifs of food and the search for love
March 28, 2006
The creatively decorative food presentations upstage the soap opera story.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 27, 2008
The study of social manners and suppressed feelings became Lee's specialty.
January 1, 2000
The movie's main appeal -- beyond stomach yearnings caused by its cuisine -- comes from the actors, who infuse their archetypal roles with comedic appeal.
August 3, 1994
The personalities in this well-drawn family combine to produce subtle new flavors -- and in the end, no one is spiced as you'd imagined they'd be.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 10, 2014
Eat Drink Man Woman may not just amuse and entertain you. It's likely to make you very hungry, too-perhaps for more than food.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 10, 2014
Lee's Eat Drink Man Woman is tender without being mushy, sweet without being syrupy -- and surprising in ways that can only make you smile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 8, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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