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Ethan Mao Reviews

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Don Willmott
October 26, 2005
acting, directing, and production are all B to C level
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
August 11, 2005
Nobody onscreen seems to realize that this deadeningly self-serious treatment of family dysfunction is so overwrought that it becomes a spot-on satire of low-budget ineptitude.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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Robert Koehler
August 11, 2005
Messy admixtures of drama and mockery crucially undermine pic's serious message.
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R. Emmet Sweeney
Village Voice
June 14, 2005
An exhausting exercise in genre mixing.
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John McMurtrie
San Francisco Chronicle
April 8, 2005
It'd be unfair to reveal whether Ethan's prayers go answered, but viewers can take comfort in knowing that their own prayers will be: Yes, this movie, eventually, comes to an end.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
June 17, 2005
Awkward dialogue, amateurist acting and uninspired direction.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
July 15, 2005
Overly ambitious in its themes and crude in its execution.
Phil Hall
Film Threat
March 31, 2005
Excellent drama, via Quentin Lee.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
June 16, 2005
Even allowing for the burdens of low-budget filmmaking, Ethan Mao is little more than a revenge fantasy for anyone whose parents ever gave him or her a hard time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
April 8, 2005
For a low-budget indie with no special effects, Ethan Mao is a treat to look at.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
August 11, 2005
It builds tension gradually but surely to an exceptionally strong payoff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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