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The Wedding Banquet (Xi yan) Reviews

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January 1, 2000
I just never found myself caring quite enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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
November 1, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
The Wedding Banquet does take some of the same delight in constructing a comedy of misunderstandings and deceptions. But the movie also has a warm heart, and by the end somehow manages to become very moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The Wedding Banquet never becomes bogged down by its own seriousness. Lee manages to keep the production buoyant by including scenes that are often riotously funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
August 1, 2004
A thoughtful and ultimately deeply moving story about family ties, tradition, and acceptance.
Full Review | 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
April 4, 2012
A very adroit and entertaining social comedy.
February 23, 2012
Most of this is smoothly done and scripted with plenty of incident.
January 26, 2006
Never patronising his characters, Ang Lee combines comedy, both subtle and raucous, with acute social asides.
April 27, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
April 16, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 13, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
October 3, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
August 13, 2003
Fine, subtle, moving Ang Lee film.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Ang's elegantly orchestrated farce is generous with hilarious moments.
January 1, 2000
A sweet, perceptive story about the cost of deception and the power of family rituals.
January 1, 2000
The Wedding Banquet wins fans with its sunny disposition as it turns a contemporary story about a marriage of convenience into a deft bedroom farce and humanist drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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