"...Choi’s Ryan, a terrific debut, gives us a young man of real complexity who’s in the throes of self-discovery and (apparently) first love." - RogerEbert.com
"...the acting is reserved and sincere, the two leads exhibiting a believable attraction that Mr. Yeung takes care not to disrupt. In the end, both their characters will be changed, but only one will be closer to accepting who he really is." - New York Times
"Choi, in his first lead role, is especially good as Ryan, who’s nearing 30 and feeling shut out of coveted glossy-mag assignments by his barking boss (Sonia Villani). But he fits the bill when Beijing star Ning (Chen) arrives in Manhattan for a high-profile photo shoot and demands a Chinese stylist. It’s a superficial fit: Ryan has less than no interest in his Chinese heritage, and is horrified to be summoned to unfashionable Chinatown for their first meeting."
"Chen’s career-driven Ning defies easy labels, but ultimately the movie is about Ryan’s transformation, one that Choi deftly conveys." - The Hollywood Reporter