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The Wedding Banquet (Xi yan) Reviews

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.
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
January 1, 2000
Ang's elegantly orchestrated farce is generous with hilarious moments.
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
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
A sweet, perceptive story about the cost of deception and the power of family rituals.