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Bollywood/Hollywood Reviews

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Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
October 13, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
March 12, 2004
Mehta manages to make her film not only palatable, but a real pleaser.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
December 12, 2003
Does precisely what Bollywood movies should do: It engages us with its joyousness and silliness and its unflagging commitment to surface attractions.
| Original Score: B
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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
October 9, 2003
Though neither big nor slick, it's a joyful, feel-good spoof that makes you want to run out and rent a real Bollywood musical.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
October 3, 2003
Mehta's delight with her own in-joke, as well as her attractive, energetic cast, will prove infectious to those audiences who find themselves sharing the director's frivolous frame of mind.
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
September 12, 2003
Deepa Mehta's feisty, featherweight romantic comedy makes the case that even the most flamboyant cinematic conventions are as universal as they are exotic, especially when they conspire to produce that glow of happily ever after.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
September 10, 2003
Despite an apparently tight budget, this Canadian-Indian charmer is an effective feel-good comedy about overcoming cultural inhibitions.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
August 26, 2003
Much hilarity, joyful song and dance numbers and a surprisingly touching love story.
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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 28, 2003
Just charming enough to avoid being entirely annoying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jason Ferguson
Orlando Weekly
April 11, 2003
It's clear that Mehta simply wanted to update her beloved genre for the thousands of Indians who fancy themselves too sophisticated for the cheese-laced spectacles that pack 'em in on the subcontinent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Maya Bellap
BBC.com
February 11, 2003
Despite cramming in numerous clichés, Mehta still manages to put a fresh and funny spin on the proceedings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Barbara Goslawski
Boxoffice Magazine
December 16, 2002
Mehta expertly fashions a fascinating hybrid that is sure to delight audiences with its good-natured and well-timed humor, and its unabashed refusal to take itself seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
November 20, 2002
Deepa Mehta provides an accessible introduction as well as some intelligent observations on the success of Bollywood in the Western world.
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
October 30, 2002
A tasty masala.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
October 29, 2002
While Bollywood/Hollywood will undoubtedly provide its keenest pleasures to those familiar with Bombay musicals, it also has plenty for those (like me) who aren't.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
October 29, 2002
Bollywood/Hollywood is a happy, carefree trifle of a movie that is easy to savour because it is so undemanding yet so rewarding.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
October 29, 2002
Writer-director's Mehta's effort has tons of charm and the whimsy is in the mixture, the intoxicating masala, of cultures and film genres.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Tenley Woodman
Boston Herald
February 4, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
November 29, 2003
A contrived contraption, with more than a hint of desperation in its clueless anxiousness to be an audience winner along the lines of My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
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Derek Elley
Variety
November 19, 2008
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005

Boston Phoenix
October 4, 2003

Guardian
March 25, 2003

FilmFour.com
February 18, 2003

Hindustan Times
February 14, 2003
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