Saving Face Reviews

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March 9, 2012
February 9, 2007
Abjectly collapses into feel-good nonsense.
September 26, 2005
The message here, as in every quirky ethnic romantic comedy, is 'follow your heart.' But wouldn't it be great if for once the characters cared more about the continuity of antiquated cultural traditions than their own personal happiness?
July 1, 2005
Goes beyond the obvious into something a lot more current and meaningful: the need to make your own love, even if society looks askance.
July 1, 2005
Saves face with terrific performances.
July 1, 2005
Wu has a keen ear for the rhythm of speech, and much of the humour rests in the conversations' staccato beat -- in breezy put-downs and tossed-off asides and disgruntled mutterings.
June 5, 2019
The result is a good, if occasionally uneven, film that should have and could have been great.
March 9, 2019
Saving Face is one of the few films focused on queer people of color and their families. Having those two elements together might seem like a modest achievement, but Pariah is one of the only recent films that also includes both.
August 24, 2017
Although everyone seems to be trying very hard, it has a deadly earnestness that squashes any fun flat.
December 17, 2010
Chinese-American mom and daughter reconnect.
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