“A terrifically understated performance by Jack Ong as a grumpy, ponytailed ceramics professor whose contempt for the students and his faculty colleagues is well-founded.” – The Washington Times
“There are wonderful performances from John Malkovich, Anjelica Huston, Steve Buscemi and Jack Ong among others.”
– LA Weekly
“As a jaded faculty member, Jack Ong is a deadpan riot.”
– Boston Herald
“Jack Ong is also a riot as Sandy's (John Malkovich) opposite, the realistically benumbed Professor Okamura.”
"Jack Ong has too few scenes as a more irascible instructor, who, asked by a student how he feels about attendance, scrawls "I Don't Care" on the blackboard with such feeling that the chalk breaks."
- The Village Voice