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The Guru Reviews

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Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
May 8, 2003
A film whose good heart and musical numbers are much bigger than its shortcomings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 5, 2003
mixes the exuberance of Bollywood with measured lunacy of 30s screwball comedies and adds just a dash of "The Joy of Sex"
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
February 28, 2003
It's good fun -- almost a musical.
| Original Score: 3/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 19, 2003
"The Guru" is a light and frothy concoction that is a tasty little treat with its heart in the right place.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 16, 2003
a gentle comedy of colliding cultures
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
February 15, 2003
A great film? No, but it's pleasant enough, with attractive actors, and the interspersed Bollywood numbers are a hoot.
Top Critic
Dan Via
Washington Post
February 14, 2003
A precipitous comedic falloff in the third quarter earns the film a qualified recommendation at best.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
February 14, 2003
A screwball farce, not a musical, but it's entertainingly ridiculous in some of the same ways Moulin Rouge was.
| Original Score: 3/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
February 14, 2003
It achieves flotation of benign idiocy because the stars are likable.
| Original Score: 2/4
Kim Morgan
Oregonian
February 14, 2003
Mistry is appealing (even while enduring some pretty embarrassing moments) and the picture entertaining, but it never crosses into something relevant or creatively eccentric.
Top Critic
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
February 14, 2003
A trifle, a silly one at that, but it's a charming trifle that's hard to resist.
| Original Score: B
Top Critic
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
February 14, 2003
A joyous genre-blender guaranteed to crank up your karma.
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
February 14, 2003
Sex, song, and Sally Jesse Raphael. The Guru celebrates -- and turns inside out -- cultural cross-pollinations.
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
February 13, 2003
Infectious and exuberant and occasionally naughty.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
February 7, 2003
Delightful screwball comedy.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
February 2, 2003
Is this goofy? Oh yeah. But it's a grownup kind of goofy that will leave you grinning from ear to ear.
Rod Granger
Film Journal International
February 1, 2003
All of this makes for some very entertaining if lightweight goings-on.
Top Critic
Daphne Gordon
Toronto Star
January 31, 2003
It feels like an upstart indie, thanks to its original script, endearing performances, colourful aesthetic, uplifting soundtrack, parodic undertones and the compelling theme of ethnic assimilation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
January 31, 2003
Mistry and co-star Heather Graham lend a fetching naivete to their characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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