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Ethan Mao Reviews

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Robert Koehler
Variety
August 11, 2005
Messy admixtures of drama and mockery crucially undermine pic's serious message.
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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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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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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
July 15, 2005
Overly ambitious in its themes and crude in its execution.
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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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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
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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