The Guru Reviews

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January 29, 2020
It's the kind of half-cocked story only a Hollywood executive living in the midst of pretense, piety and crackpot fads could love.
December 30, 2006
December 6, 2005
February 8, 2005
Not only a tepid Bollywood imitation, but a tepid film, period.
October 13, 2003
Belos figurinos, boas seqncias musicais (embora em nmero insuficiente para servir como referncia a Bollywood) e Marisa Tomei de lingerie - estes so os pontos fortes do filme. Os pontos fracos? Todo o resto.
July 31, 2003
This American version of a Bollywood musical is one of the worst films I have run across in the last few years.
June 10, 2003
. . .a noble effort to bring the thrills of Bollywood to America, but this magic carpet never quite gets off the ground because it traffics in too many cinematic clichs. . .
May 8, 2003
A film whose good heart and musical numbers are much bigger than its shortcomings.
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"
March 25, 2003
Too timid for its own good, relying too often on bawdy gags, easy clichs and hoary stereotypes.
March 10, 2003
There's not a whole lot of heft to von Scherler Mayer's romantic comedy with ethnic Indian entanglements; it's like overdone naan, too flaky and ephemeral for its own good, but still somehow appetizing.
March 4, 2003
... those modest virtues can't prevail against the coarse jokes and shabby ethnic stereotypes of Tracey Jackson's disjointed script, Daisy von Scherler Mayer's unsteady direction, or the unflattering cinematography.
February 28, 2003
...a clunky, idiotic, laughless and amateurish collection of scenes targeted to people who have the intellect of mattress springs.
February 28, 2003
It's good fun -- almost a musical.
February 20, 2003
Although the film is loaded with potential and many satirical targets, the execution of the material leaves a lot to be desired.
February 19, 2003
"The Guru" is a light and frothy concoction that is a tasty little treat with its heart in the right place.
February 17, 2003
February 16, 2003
a gentle comedy of colliding cultures
February 16, 2003
Devoid of life, intelligence, humor, and anything else that could entertain even the most undemanding viewer, this film is a perfect example of something that should have been shipped to landfills, not multiplexes.
February 15, 2003
A great film? No, but it's pleasant enough, with attractive actors, and the interspersed Bollywood numbers are a hoot.
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