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Better Luck Tomorrow Reviews

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

It's as if Ferris Bueller morphed into Goodfellas, and, knowing the transition didn't work, the director tossed in some Run Lola Run to pick up the tempo.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2/4

April 25, 2003
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Although this movie shows Lin's promising moviemaking sensibilities, its point of view feels coldly amoral and dismissive.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

April 18, 2003
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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Starts with the right intentions but quickly unravels.

| Original Score: 2/5

April 18, 2003
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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The director sacrifices finesse to run around in the baggy duds of a lurid gangsta flick looking for street cred.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 18, 2003
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Perpetuates another stereotype: the one about affluent suburban teens who have everything they could ever want but so lack a moral compass that even murder seems like just another extracurricular activity.

| Original Score: 2/4

April 25, 2003
Richard Horgan

. . .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.

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May 30, 2003
Brian Mckay

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: | Original Score: 2/5

February 21, 2004
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)

...consistently in over its head.

Full Review Source: Sun Publications (Chicago, IL) | Original Score: 2/4

April 24, 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
Patrick Z. McGavin
Chicago Tribune
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Though Better Luck Tomorrow is the work of an intriguing new talent, there remains something amiss about a movie so desperate to legitimize its own daring.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

April 10, 2003
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

It tries to stuff in so many different subjects and genres that you'll stop caring about what start off to be interesting characters.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 2, 2003
Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
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Mean Streets meets the chess club.

Full Review Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

April 18, 2003
Jason Anderson

All too Caucasian in its tired devotion to the bloody, boneheaded tropes of Quentin Tarantino and Bret Easton Ellis.

Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 2, 2002
Ed Park
Village Voice
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The story gets as melodramatic as anything in Amy Tan.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 8, 2003
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Lim's premise is a great idea for a short film, but while he makes several serious points about racial profiling and tokenism, there's not enough story here for a full-length feature.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 11, 2003
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Like his characters, Lin may be an overachiever and the strain of trying to do too much shows.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 18, 2003
Katrina Onstad
National Post

The problem is that Lin is just as seduced by gangster trappings as his characters.

Full Review Source: National Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 18, 2003
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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Most of writer-director Justin Lin's shapeless movie is as bland as the neighborhood.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

April 22, 2003
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Feels nearly as hollow and unknowable as its characters' hearts.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2/5

April 27, 2003

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

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