Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Will wring some laughs out of anyone but the most humor-impaired.
  2. Its tone is pleasant and its humor, charming.
  3. 50
    At its best, this uneven film by writer-director Dave Boyle suggests that going a bit nuts is a good thing for the rigid paterfamilias.
  4. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    50
    Its amusingly off-kilter humor underserved by pedestrian packaging, Dave Boyle's sophomore feature, White on Rice, is the kind of comedy that hinges on a protagonist near-imbecilic in all matters social, physical and especially romantic.
  5. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    40
    Granted, Boyle may be a competent director, but he’s missed the mark by not focusing on anybody with real heart: the father and his son, the cousin and her beau--basically, every person here who isn’t a cretinous, developmentally arrested creep.
  6. It's revealing that writer-director Dave Boyle has said that in a way he fulfilled his lifelong ambition to be a cartoonist with the live-action White on Rice because his people in this wan, trite and increasingly silly comedy are little more than stick figures.
  7. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    40
    Bland and only occasionally funny.
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  1. Feb 3, 2011
    8
    This is a quirky comedy, there's no denying. But I was laughing through most of the film, and was very pleased with the way it culminatedThis is a quirky comedy, there's no denying. But I was laughing through most of the film, and was very pleased with the way it culminated with a satisfying resolution. No, not everybody got what they longed for. But they got what they needed. And they enjoyed the journey. What more can you ask for? Full Review »