The Donut King Reviews

November 26, 2020
[I]t's a fine yarn spiced up with moments of hip hop, animation and pop culture references, all packaged nicely in something like the hot-pink doughnut boxes that the cruller maestro Ngoy supposedly invented.
November 2, 2020
The story behind the documentary "The Donut King" is large and it contains multitudes.
October 30, 2020
Not only is it a fascinating portrait of this particular Cambodian refugee, Ted Ngoy, but it also is about the culture of doughnut shops in L.A., which are so iconic.
October 30, 2020
It becomes this global story about immigration, ambition, hope, community -- and it's got a really terrific soundtrack.
October 30, 2020
A heartwarming albeit scattered documentary.
October 30, 2020
Switching gears between such extremes is enough to make one's head spin, but "The Donut King" does it with style (and a little help from artist Andrew Hem), delivering far more substance than its junk-food subject might suggest.
October 29, 2020
It's an immigrant-makes-good tale filled with uplift and downfall in equal measure, and there's no glazing over the heartbreak.
October 29, 2020
A cheery portrait of immigrant entrepreneurship that lacks political punch.
March 30, 2020
Heartwarming yet unflinchingly honest.