Red Doors
Red Doors (2005)

The retired patriarch of a New York-based Chinese-American family finds that escaping the insanity of his decidedly dysfunctional clan is more difficult than he anticipated in a thoughtful family drama from writer/director Georgia Lee.… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 22, 2005
DVD Release Date: January 30, 2007
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Not surprisingly, the three Wong sisters and their father could exist in separate movies -- their (short) stories are interesting but not convincingly knit together. Think of Red Doors as a promise, and hope that [director] Georgia Lee keeps it.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

... the script falls victim to the stereotypes and cliches so often found in movies about Asian-American families.

David Noh
Film Journal International

Writer-director Georgia Lee is sadly not above such antic touches of whimsy in this family film, which rarely approaches anything akin to reality.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

A gentle, pleasant film about people you genuinely like.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Red Doors feels like a first-time film; quirks are overplayed while themes remain underdeveloped.

Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

A smart, observant, and very entertaining film.

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

A peppy if uneven charmer with a fetchingly wistful edge.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Named for the traditional Chinese color of good luck, the gentle indie drama Red Doors is really more in the rosy pink range of the color palette than a more primary emotional hue.

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Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine

This family drama is balanced between equal measures of dark humor and pathos so that Red Doors floats gently between sentimentality and cynicism. It's a lovely little film, and well done.

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Leo L
Fantastic movie! Amazing story plot. Here's an interesting movie about a Chinese-American family that connect, and help each other, in the various… More
Nicki Marie
Slight, but decent. Not a terrible lot happens, and I wouldn't recommend going out of your way to see this, but there are worse uses of an hour and a… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Red Doors," Ed(Tzi Ma) has just retired and with little to do during the day, turns his mind to suicide but is consantly… More