"...the microbudget aesthetic charms. Be it Tony's Ferris wheel date with romantic prospect Katie (Lynn Chen), the growing intimacy between Lester and longtime chum Nira (Sheetal Sheth), or a peaceful accord between Lester and his divorced, boy-crazy and hopelessly self-centered mother — played to the vivacious hilt by Valerie Pettiford — it's the more subdued moments that, for Huang at least, answer the titular question." -LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Tom Huang's sophomore feature "Why Am I Doing This?" merits time-capsule placement as a dead-on representation of what it's like to be struggling talent on the Hollywood periphery, circa 2010..."Why?" is at its best in the realm of character writing, and in two-hander scenes that quietly reveal the heart of relationships."
- DAILY VARIETY
“...a funny (if derivative) film about modern Asian identities (including hip-hop thugs), as they play out on both the big screen and the everyday stage.” - LA WEEKLY
“Why Am I Doing This?” serves as a strong reminder of the lack of diversity in the Hollywood industry, entertaining along the way with solid laughs and a refusal to cop out to a traditional Hollywood fairy tale ending." - DAILY BRUIN