Patang Reviews

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
July 20, 2012
When a character says, "You fly these kites and feel the joy," we know just what he means.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
July 19, 2012
Bhargava's naturalistic approach to capturing the sights and sounds of a city in full revelry on rooftops and in the streets is colorfully vivid...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
July 12, 2012
The story falls flat and the impressionistic style - snippets of conversation, extreme close-ups, jittery handheld camera work - loses appeal after the first half hour.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Guy Dixon
Globe and Mail
June 22, 2012
Using a documentary-like style, the film is India as if captured by Instagram.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
June 14, 2012
[It] has a lovely, unforced quality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 14, 2012
This film is joyous, but more than that: It's lovely in its construction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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David Fear
Time Out
June 12, 2012
This attempt at an Altmanesque ensemble piece feels a little dramatically flat even as it's dazzling your retinas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
June 12, 2012
Less Bollywood than Generic Asian Family Drama Lite, when it's not a flat-out sunset-choked infomercial for Ahmedabad and its annual rooftop kite-flying festival.