(2005)

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75
Entertainment Weekly
Writer-director Georgia Lee never leaves any doubt that the bonds of ethnic family devotion are a charm against any woe more serious than an engagement to the wrong white guy.
75
A gentle, pleasant film about people you genuinely like.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
Well-told and charming, debuting writer-helmer Georgia Lee's comedy-drama Red Doors is big on heart but never sappy. Without overdoing the quirk factor or the melodrama, Lee shows a sure feel for family dynamics, and her light touch brings out the best in the ensemble's lovely, understated performances.
70
L.A. Weekly
A peppy if uneven charmer with a fetchingly wistful edge.
63
Think of Red Doors as a promise, and hope that Georgia Lee keeps it.
63
New York Daily News
There's enough affection and insight here to make Lee's next movie worth watching for.
63
Packs five films' worth of drama, crises and revelations into one, and often lapses into sitcom triteness.
60
A film about a family billed as "bizarrely dysfunctional" - is a pleasant enough experience. However, it probably could have used a little more of the bizarre or dysfunctional to spice things up.
50
New York Post
The script falls victim to the stereotypes and clichés so often found in movies about Asian-American families. Still, Lee shows talent, although it might take a feature or two before she finds her own voice.
50
Premiere
Ma, who portrayed the stone-faced General in the Coen brothers' comedy "The Lady Killers," once again plays his role largely silent. As the despondent Ed, Ma says more with a few facial expressions & twitches than most performers could hope to with a three-page monologue.

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