(2004)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

Based on 28 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
88
An insightful, clear-headed look at relations within a Chinese-American family.
80
The Hollywood Reporter
A juicy Chinese-American romance about preserving "face" at the sacrifice of your whole being. This Sony Pictures Classics release is a comic gem.
75
An affable comedy (with some serious notes).
75
Philadelphia Inquirer
A first film with a deft comedic touch and a trio of charming stars, Saving Face isn't deep - but it doesn't profess to be.
75
New York Daily News
A worthy addition to what must take up a whole section of the video store - the heartwarming comedy that reaffirms the power of personal choice, while also promising to love and to cherish even the most hidebound cultures.
75
Chicago Tribune
Younger viewers might be annoyed with Saving Face for not being more in-your-face progressive and edgy. Older audiences will be happy that it's not.
75
Nicely acted.
75
Miami Herald
Just plain fun. Don't miss it.
75
New York Post
Tender and often extremely funny.
67
Entertainment Weekly
The writer-director, Alice Wu, fudges a lot of the basics -- I never believed the heroine was really a physician -- but the final, proudly public girl-on-girl smooch still jerks a tear.
63
Actually the problem with Saving Face as a romantic comedy is that its central romance is a drag.

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