• PG-13, 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Benny Mathews
    In Theaters:
    Mar 9, 2003 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 1, 2005
  • Music Masala Films

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Dude Where's the Party Reviews

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

The filmmakers joke about situations that will surprise those of us unfamiliar with Indian culture and amuse those who are. Much of the remaining material, however, is trite.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

September 5, 2003

The story bogs a bit and seems to run long, but any movie that has cricket and high-energy Indian numbers can't be all bad.

Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 5, 2003
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve

Stereotyped characters, lame jokes.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: D

August 18, 2003
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Where's the Party, Yaar? is too corny and drawn-out to appeal to crossover audiences but may strike a nerve in Indian communities.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

September 4, 2003
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Assembles all the usual stereotypes in one movie.

September 9, 2003
Millicent Mayfield
San Francisco Examiner

Filled with wacky humor and inside jokes that may leave Indian audiences rolling in their seat and average Americans sporting a quizzical look.

| Original Score: 3/4

October 1, 2003
Nita Rao
Village Voice
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Discretely dismantles caricatures of FOBs with deft send-ups of stock Bollywood leitmotifs.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 2, 2003
David Chute
L.A. Weekly
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Mathews has obvious storytelling chops, and a sharp eye for absurdity.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

September 4, 2003
Dave Kehr
New York Times
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This film clearly understands its target audience of first-generation Indian-Americans and has its pleasures to provide.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

September 4, 2003
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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A charming if inconsistent comic essay on assimilation.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: B-

September 5, 2003
Bob Campbell
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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An amiable city mouse/country mouse story.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

September 5, 2003
Matt Weitz
Dallas Morning News
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Town mouse/country mouse isn't exactly the freshest conceit, but the poignancy of the identity issues and the freshness of the cultural glimpses push this film through the occasional slow and/or stale parts.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C+

November 6, 2003
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

November 9, 2003
Scott Foundas
Variety
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September 4, 2003

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