Miss Wonton
Miss Wonton (2002)

An immigrant trying to make a new life for herself in America discovers her old life is following close behind in this independent drama. Ah Na (Amy Ting) was born and raised in a Chinese village where her desire to challenge the norms led… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 8, 2002
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

The central character isn't complex enough to hold our interest.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

A baffling mixed platter of gritty realism and magic realism with a hard-to-swallow premise.

Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine

Its story about a young Chinese woman, Ah Na, who has come to New York City to replace past tragedy with the American Dream is one that any art-house moviegoer is likely to find compelling.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Call it magic realism or surrealism, but Miss Wonton floats beyond reality with a certain degree of wit and dignity.

A.O. Scott
New York Times

Ong chooses to present Ah Na's life as a slight, weightless fairy tale, whose most unpleasant details seem to melt away in the face of the character's blank-faced optimism.

Ken Fox
TV Guide

Ong's promising debut is a warm and well-told tale of one recent Chinese immigrant's experiences in New York City.

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John Anderson

Suggests puns about ingredients and soup and somebody being off their noodle, but let's just say the ingredients don't quite add up to a meal.

Ed Park
Village Voice

The movie barely makes sense, with its unbelievable na´vetÚ and arbitrary flashbacks.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Most consumers of lo mein and General Tso's chicken barely give a thought to the folks who prepare and deliver it, so, hopefully, this film will attach a human face to all those little steaming cartons.

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