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The Wedding Banquet (Xi yan) Reviews

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April 4, 2012
Lee sustains the bubbling hilarity, but also provides quieter, deeper observation of the characters' motives and moods.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 4, 2012
A very adroit and entertaining social comedy.
April 4, 2012
This tale of a marriage of convenience charms and amuses with strong comedic performances with a great script and some beautifully shot sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 4, 2012
Cultural clashes all over the place in this sweet and gently comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 4, 2012
Lee's control of his characters is already pretty masterful: this is a smart, funny and moving work.
February 23, 2012
Most of this is smoothly done and scripted with plenty of incident.
October 31, 2006
This sharply observed madcap comedy, about a marriage of convenience between a gay Taiwanese American and a Chinese woman, examines the primacy of the individual within a culture that worships authority and rewards conformity.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 26, 2006
Never patronising his characters, Ang Lee combines comedy, both subtle and raucous, with acute social asides.
July 11, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
April 27, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 13, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
August 1, 2004
A thoughtful and ultimately deeply moving story about family ties, tradition, and acceptance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 16, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 13, 2003
Fine, subtle, moving Ang Lee film.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2003
It is the unusual film comedy in which the humor springs as much from character as from situation.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
November 1, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 3, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
July 29, 2002
clever, consistently funny and unexpectedly poignant to boot
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
This is an enjoyable film, though perhaps not as good as word-of-mouth would have it.
Full Review | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4
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