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  • 50
    Tirdad Derakhshani Philadelphia Inquirer

    Love conquers all. Sadly, Yoo's film does not. show more

  • 30
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Wedding Palace is being billed as the first Asian-American romantic comedy and the first U.S.-Korea independent co-production. Too bad, then, that this shrill, unfunny effort from director/co-writer Christine Yoo features such broad clichés and stereotypical characters that it doesn’t exactly reflect well on the Korean-American community. show more

  • 25
    RogerEbert.com

    Bills itself as the first-ever Asian-American romantic comedy. But it's so chock full of the usual clichés and conventions of the genre, it could have been any movie over the past 20 years that you've seen and then promptly forgotten that starred Julia Roberts. Or Kate Hudson. Or Jennifer Aniston. Or Renee Zellweger. show more

  • 60
    Village Voice

    Yoo's broadly drawn characters are less ha-ha funny than endearingly over-the-top, their exaggerated mannerisms rooted in fondness as much as mockery. show more

  • 60
    The New York Times

    While the story is a bit weak, the film does a good job of contrasting Korean-Americans who steadfastly adhere to the traditions of their homeland with South Koreans who have renounced old customs. show more

  • 50
    Inkoo Kang Los Angeles Times

    The genre elements of the romantic comedy Wedding Palace attempt a transpacific transit, but get lost in translation. show more

  • 40
    Joe Leydon Variety

    Too many stretches of Wedding Palace are so garishly lit and broadly overplayed that they seem more cartoonish than the actual animated sequences that pepper the live-action production. That’s a pity, since this indie romantic comedy is not without its minor charms during its infrequent quiet moments. show more

  • 50
    Washington Post

    Wedding Palace boasts some neat moments. show more

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