The Other End of the Line Reviews

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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Nicolas Rapold
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
November 4, 2008
At its simplest level, this is a sweet, if forgettable trifle starring two healthy, bright-eyed young lovers who look great on each other's arm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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John Anderson
Variety
October 31, 2008
A winning Stateside debut for beautiful Indian actress Shriya Saran.
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
October 31, 2008
The Other End of the Line isn't always convincing on the romance front. As a comedy about culture clash, however, The Other End of the Line works nicely.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
October 18, 2008
A charming old-fashioned romantic comedy transposed to today's global dating world.
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
March 21, 2009
This example of the cross-cultural romance makes the genre seem hopelessly exhausted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
November 7, 2008
...contrivances to the point of absurdity...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
November 4, 2008
Superior to a lot of the bigger-budgeted, starrier-cast romantic comedies that come out of Hollywood...but too lightweight and rough around the edges to amount to anything more than a harmless time-waster.
Full Review | Original Score: C
John Hazelton
Screen International
November 3, 2008
The film settles into a pattern of predictable romance interspersed, thanks to the antics of Priya's relations, with broad family farce.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
October 31, 2008
The Other End of the Line ends up being a five-minute ad for buyer's insurance instead of an interminable interracial, international, intercultural romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
October 31, 2008
The movie is like a glass of Sprite that has been left on the counter too long: transparent, sweet and flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
October 31, 2008
By the time the filmmakers have set up all the story lines that will blend for a very long third act, the predictability factor has become all but unbearable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jason Anderson
Toronto Star
October 31, 2008
A feather-light romantic comedy that's laborious when it ought to be effervescent; The Other End of the Line is the latest exchange in an awkward conversation between two film industries.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
October 31, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
October 30, 2008
... a buffet of romantic comedy comfort food: the good old American standbys complemented by bland international dishes.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 30, 2008
It's not fair to ask that a romantic comedy be entirely realistic — but some level of plausibility would make the jokes go down easier, as would a touch of delicacy in the writing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
October 30, 2008
At a time when our global standing is sinking like a stone, it's comforting to know that, at least on the big screen, we can still land the babes no matter how obnoxious we are.
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