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The Wedding Banquet (Xi yan) Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 4, 2012
A very adroit and entertaining social comedy.
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Variety Staff
Variety
February 23, 2012
Most of this is smoothly done and scripted with plenty of incident.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Never patronising his characters, Ang Lee combines comedy, both subtle and raucous, with acute social asides.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It is the unusual film comedy in which the humor springs as much from character as from situation.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Joe Brown
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Ang's elegantly orchestrated farce is generous with hilarious moments.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Megan Rosenfeld
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A sweet, perceptive story about the cost of deception and the power of family rituals.