The Donut King

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Synopsis

This documentary tells Ted Ngoy's story that is one of fate, love, survival, hard knocks, and redemption.

Cast

  • Ted Ngoy

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Metacritic

75
Nov 19, 2020

It’s a fine yarn spiced up with moments of hip hop, animation and pop culture references, all packaged nicely in something like the hot-pink doughnut boxes that the cruller maestro Ngoy supposedly invented.

Metacritic review by Brad Wheeler
Brad Wheeler
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
75
Oct 30, 2020

What’s impressive about the documentary in particular is how it captures a wide range of personal histories, placing viewers in the various emotional journeys of different Cambodian refugees who call Ngoy Uncle Ted.

Metacritic review by Nick Allen
Nick Allen
RogerEbert.com
78
Oct 29, 2020

Gu keeps her camera on how the community he helped build thrived and flourished without him, even as it acknowledged his role. As Asian Americans face increasing racism, its closing message about how immigrant communities – like the Cambodians who came over in 1975 with guns at their backs – help define America has only become more timely.

Metacritic review by Richard Whittaker
Richard Whittaker
Austin Chronicle