Before the Rains Reviews

November 24, 2011
November 18, 2011
October 18, 2008
October 18, 2008
It's definitely good, definitely a little bit boring.
June 20, 2008
India has rarely looked so beautiful onscreen. Against the anguish of his human characters, director Santosh Sivan juxtaposes a tranquil, green world in the hills of the southwestern state of Keralain 1937, 10 years before independence.
June 20, 2008
When the rains in Before the Rains finally arrive, there's nothing to cleanse, no real dirt to wash away -- not with history already so neatly packaged and polished to a dull shine.
May 30, 2008
It might have been more convincing if it had emphasized personalities rather than types.
May 23, 2008
Unfortunately, the parade of consequences brought on by the affair has little emotional substance.
May 16, 2008
Producer Ismail Merchant died in 2005, but Merchant Ivory's stuffy tradition of quality lives on.
May 16, 2008
I can't quite recommend it.