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Better Luck Tomorrow Reviews

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Ben Nuckols
Associated Press
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Better Luck Tomorrow, a corrosive, insightful study of the pressure-packed lives of suburban high school students, brings a new variant to gangster movies: gangsters with perfect SAT scores.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

April 2, 2013
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Better Luck Tomorrow breathes new life into a familiar story: coming of age in high school.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

April 2, 2013
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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A enerally absorbing look at a slice of society normally taken for granted, both in life and onscreen.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 6, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Justin Lin succeeds in shocking audiences with a story that breaks the mold...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

Intriguing but dramatically thin.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

August 7, 2008
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Incisive [and] cautionary.

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 3/4

December 27, 2007

Time Out
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Spends more time avoiding Asian-American stereotypes than it does making sense of its characters and plot.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Wesley Lovell
Apollo Guide

Has an optimistic outlook that uses pessimistic results in a manner fitting for a film of such solid morality.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 79/100

August 22, 2004
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Um filme do qual Martin Scorsese pode se orgulhar.

| Original Score: 5/5

August 2, 2004
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

You could have replaced everyone in this movie with the cast of some lily-white show like Dawson's Creek and nobody would notice the difference.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

February 21, 2004
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

Justin Lin’s biggest accomplishment is providing a stereotype-shattering insiders’ view of the angst and rage of a group of Asian teenagers ...

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

February 18, 2004
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

[I]f the story has some rough edges, well, it's a first film.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

January 4, 2004
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal

Doesn't settle for easy thriller plot twists.

Full Review | Original Score: A

October 6, 2003
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

At times Lin's story slides into crime cliches, but whatever he lacks in plotting he makes up for in style and brute emotional force.

| Original Score: 4/5

September 6, 2003
Richard Horgan
FilmStew.com

. . .its bolder themes and naked ambition heighten the sense of disappointment towards the film's end when it fails to deliver on its initial promise.

Full Review Source: FilmStew.com

May 30, 2003
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

The picture's relative uniqueness is what intrigues and compels, marking Better Luck Tomorrow as important, if not ultimately entirely successful.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 3/4

May 14, 2003
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A powerful and unpredictable film.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A-

May 12, 2003
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Reviewers seem surprised that a young Asian-American filmmaker has been reading Bret Easton Ellis and watching Quentin Tarantino, when in reality the opposite would be startling...

| Original Score: 2.5/4

May 9, 2003
Shirley Klass
Fantastica Daily

Those looking for the gangster movie seen in the TV spots will be seriously disappointed.

Full Review Source: Fantastica Daily | Original Score: 2/4

May 9, 2003
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

a fairly provocative look at teenage life, featuring the kinds of multidimensional characters that aren't typically included in movies aimed at the high school crowd.

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

May 8, 2003
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