Ethan Mao Reviews

October 26, 2005
acting, directing, and production are all B to C level
August 11, 2005
Messy admixtures of drama and mockery crucially undermine pic's serious message.
August 11, 2005
It builds tension gradually but surely to an exceptionally strong payoff.
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.
July 15, 2005
Overly ambitious in its themes and crude in its execution.
June 17, 2005
Awkward dialogue, amateurist acting and uninspired direction.
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.
June 14, 2005
An exhausting exercise in genre mixing.
April 8, 2005
For a low-budget indie with no special effects, Ethan Mao is a treat to look at.
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.
March 31, 2005
Excellent drama, via Quentin Lee.