• R, 1 hr. 46 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Krutin Patel
    In Theaters:
    Nov 30, 2001 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 20, 2004
  • Eros Entertainment


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ABCD Reviews

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Ted Murphy

ABCD gets an "A" for its intentions, but unfortunately just barely passes on all other accounts.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C

January 11, 2007
David Chute
L.A. Weekly
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At times the deck is egregiously stacked.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

September 30, 2002
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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An involving study of sibling and interpersonal relationships.

| Original Score: 3/4

February 21, 2002
David Noh
Film Journal International

Nothing particularly fresh or exciting, but its intentions are so sincere and, for the most part, it's so well-acted that it emerges as quite affecting.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

December 9, 2001
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

This fine film conveys the difficulty of living in a twilight zone between the customs of the old country and the ever-changing values of America.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

December 2, 2001
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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It's polished without being slick; well-paced and graceful and brought alive by stellar performances led by Jaffrey.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 30, 2001
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

A story to appreciate, laugh at, and cry with no matter where you or your parents came from.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

November 30, 2001
Jan Stuart
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The bad news is that [Jaffrey] leaves us a little hungry for people whose destinies matter to us more than the ones served up here.

Full Review Source: Newsday

November 30, 2001
Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
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Compassionate, funny and honest.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

November 30, 2001
Anika Van Wyk
Jam! Movies

Thankfully, Patel does not take sides.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies

November 30, 2001
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News

It's easy to see why ABCD has been a favorite on the film festival circuit for more than a year. Check it out while you can.

November 30, 2001
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The film's style is best described as utilitarian, but it gets the job done.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide

November 29, 2001
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Sensitively acted.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 29, 2001
Jean Oppenheimer
New Times

Despite the compelling subject matter and storyline, the film's execution isn't so persuasive: The dialogue is weak, much of the acting poor and the pace sluggish.

November 29, 2001
Ed Park
Village Voice
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ABCD's abecedarian treatment of melting-pot anxieties proves as jumbled and bland as alphabet soup.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 27, 2001
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Its identity posturing is considerably less potent than that of Chutney Popcorn's.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

November 26, 2001
Harvey S. Karten

The plight of culturally displaced Americans is given sensitive, humorous treatment in what could be the first film to treat the East Indian experience in America.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 1, 2001
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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In this funny, touching and haunting film, Patel cuts through stereotypes to show the hard truths of straddling two cultures.

| Original Score: 4/5

October 8, 2001
Russell Smith
Austin Chronicle

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 16, 2001
Mark R. Leeper

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

December 4, 2001
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