The Donut King

The Donut King

The Donut King

Winner of the Special Jury Award at SXSW, this documentary tells the rags-to-riches story of a Cambodian refugee in 1975 America who made a multi-million dollar empire out of the humble donut.

2020Rating: TBCUSA
Documentary
Director:
Alice Gu
Cast:
Ted Ngoy

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The Donut King / Reviews

Film Threat

Film Threat

A fascinating and vital part of history.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Heartwarming yet unflinchingly honest.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A cheery portrait of immigrant entrepreneurship that lacks political punch.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

It's an immigrant-makes-good tale filled with uplift and downfall in equal measure, and there's no glazing over the heartbreak.

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Variety

Variety

[Delivers] far more substance than its junk-food subject might suggest.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

A heartwarming albeit scattered documentary.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The story behind the documentary "The Donut King" is large and it contains multitudes.

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Decider

Decider

The movie intellectually stimulated me; it also made me hungry as hell.

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