The Guru Reviews

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February 14, 2003
A precipitous comedic falloff in the third quarter earns the film a qualified recommendation at best.
February 14, 2003
A screwball farce, not a musical, but it's entertainingly ridiculous in some of the same ways Moulin Rouge was.
February 14, 2003
With a reach that frequently falls short, higher wit and sexual sophistication crumble into plain old silliness.
February 14, 2003
It achieves flotation of benign idiocy because the stars are likable.
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.
February 14, 2003
A trifle, a silly one at that, but it's a charming trifle that's hard to resist.
February 14, 2003
The movie offers up too many airy spiritual lessons in the hope of crossing from farce to sentiment.
February 14, 2003
(The) musical numbers (of which there should be more) are full of spirit, sass and innocent splashes of energy, but the rest is haphazardly staged, passively filmed and edited with little regard to comic timing.
February 14, 2003
A mixed-up masala saved only partly by a charismatic cast.
February 14, 2003
A joyous genre-blender guaranteed to crank up your karma.
February 14, 2003
Sex, song, and Sally Jesse Raphael. The Guru celebrates -- and turns inside out -- cultural cross-pollinations.
February 13, 2003
Infectious and exuberant and occasionally naughty.
February 9, 2003
February 7, 2003
Delightful screwball comedy.
February 3, 2003
It's as if somebody dropped three bad scripts on the floor of a production office, and somebody else picked up the pages in random order and said, 'Let's make a movie out of this! And let's get Heather Graham to star!'
February 3, 2003
Works better than it probably should thanks mainly to a ready-for -anything lead performance by the ridiculously charismatic Jimi Mistry and equally game performances from an amusing supporting cast including Heather Graham and Marisa Tomei.
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.
February 2, 2003
February 1, 2003
Although the story may sound promising, it keeps falling as flat as Ramu's ... well, let's not go there.
February 1, 2003
All of this makes for some very entertaining if lightweight goings-on.
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