East Is East Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Pakistan mixes with UK in cultural identity drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 5, 2003
Very funny and worth plunking down a few pennies for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 8, 2002
...by the end of the film Khan seems less an oppressor than a casualty, a man exhausted and bewildered by the fluctuations of his own crazy, terrorist of a heart.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 13, 2002
A raucous comedy that explores the clash of cultures, beliefs, and generations.
June 15, 2001
The culture clashes are interesting, the conflict is unresolved and unsatisfying, and all the actors do a terrific job.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
April 20, 2001
Like watching This Boy's Life with a laugh track superimposed.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Always stays firmly grounded in real-life family emotions-from laughter to tears, from hate to love.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 1, 2000
One of the rare films that gets to have the best of both worlds: hit serious and true emotional buttons while delivering a genuinely fun time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Director O'Donnell continually pulls his punches. The result is a movie that's kind of cute and kind of poignant, which all adds up to being only kind of nice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 1, 2000
Exceptionally funny and quite affecting.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: B
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
Bryan Poyser
Austin Chronicle
March 24, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 3, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic

Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
March 5, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Cheryl DeWolfe
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
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