• PG-13, 1 hr. 37 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Sarab Neelam
    In Theaters:
    Mar 2, 2008 Wide
  • Light Post Pictures

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Ocean of Pearls Reviews

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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
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Overly earnest but engaging.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 10, 2010
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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That Neelam was a medical doctor before becoming a filmmaker gives his picture its exceptional impact and complexity.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

December 18, 2009
Tom Long
Detroit News
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The acting here is surprisingly even and Neelam rarely betrays himself as a newbie behind the camera. For a local indie film, this Ocean is smooth indeed.

Full Review Source: Detroit News

August 7, 2009
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A provocative, well-acted and moderately heartfelt drama that suffers from lack of bite and boldness while resorting to oversimplifications, facileness and contrivance.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 5.75/10

May 8, 2010
Rachel Saltz
New York Times
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Ocean, smoothly directed by Sarab S. Neelam, mostly comes down on the side of tradition and, like Amrit, is dutiful and virtuous. And, like him, it's also a bit too well mannered to make a strong impact.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 7, 2010
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

Ocean of Pearls is, underneath the gross sentimentality, racist and shameless, and it might be dangerous if it weren't so forgettable and on-the-nose.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

May 6, 2010
Lance Goldenberg
L.A. Weekly
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Rest assured that all is resolved with a minimum of muss, fuss and imagination.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

December 17, 2009
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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It sounds heavy-handed, and it is. Although the film looks professional, it feels like a soap opera with a message. High marks for good intentions, but that's about all.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

August 21, 2009
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