Movies starring Awkwafina

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Angry Birds Movie 2, The

Put The Angry Birds Movie 2 into the basket of sequels that no one was asking for. Three years ago, it made (business) sense to release The Angry Birds Movie. That film helped boost the Angry Birds brand, which had already infiltrated almost e...

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2019-08-13
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Thurop Van Orman
Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, ...
Crazy Rich Asians

On the surface, Crazy Rich Asians and Sex and the City couldn’t be more different but, if you dig deep enough into their respective DNA’s, there’s a common thread: the love of conspicuous consumption. Heard the term “First World probl...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2018-08-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy/Romance
Director: Jon M. Chu
Cast: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, ...
Farewell, The

It’s said that the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. When it comes to the former, the ramifications touch more than just the individual involved. Different cultures address death differently. Despite this, however, there’s ...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2019-07-12
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Lulu Wang
Cast: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, ...
Jumanji: The Next Level

Perhaps there are interesting directions in which the filmmakers could have taken the Jumanji series – after all, the 2017 reboot, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, was vast improvement over the mid-1990s original. Unfortunately, driven by Hol...

Run Time: 2:02
U.S. Release Date: 2019-12-13
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Adventure/Comedy
Director: Jake Kasdan
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, ...
Ocean's Eight

There are three rules for any self-respecting heist movie: (1) the caper should be interesting, convoluted, but easily explained/decoded at the end; (2) although no heist is airtight, the holes shouldn’t be apparent to the audience in real t...

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2018-06-08
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Gary Ross
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Richard Armitage, Anne Hathaway, ...
Raya and the Last Dragon

Distilled to its essence, Raya and the Last Dragon could best be called “quintessential Disney” in that it incorporates many of the tropes viewers have come to associate with the Magic Kingdom’s generic animated films. Although the film...

Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Release Date: 2021-03-05
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated/Fantasy
Director: Don Hall, Carlos Lopez Estrada
Cast: Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Izaac Wang, ...
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Note: I consider this review to be “spoiler-lite.” Although there are no overt revelations of things that can’t be learned by scanning published cast lists or watching the trailer, if you don’t want to know anything about the movie, co...

Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-11-30
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Action/Fantasy
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Cast: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, ...