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Innocence meets experience, unconvincingly, in the strained redemption drama "33 Postcards."
Were it not for the staccato bursts of violence, this Chinese-Australian co-production about how an adorable orphan brings love into the life of a hardened convict would feel like a film from Hayley Mills' heyday.
It's all in the name of heartstring tugging, and the film, directed by Pauline Chan ("Little White Lies"), does that pretty well.
There's no explaining the presence of Guy Pearce in Pauline Chan's sappy, atonal family drama. But it's easy enough to understand why he looks so uncomfortable throughout.
A clunky hybrid-half feel-good weepie, half preposterous thriller-that functions primarily as an elaborate travel brochure ...
Just when you think it can't get any more sentimental or tack on any more plot detours, the film attempts a clumsy cultural détente as the Chinese children's choir sings "Waltzing Matilda."
Great Aussie crime thriller droops at the end but pulls through thanks to Guy Pearce.
The "oh-so-innocent waif and big old baddie" odd-couple formula dates back to D.W. Griffith, but this muddled effort does nothing to merit its questionable revival.
The film has a few good story turns up its sleeve, but prepare yourself for heavy melodrama in the third act.
Sweet to the point of getting a sugar rush. Underwritten and under-directed in style and realization, it has all the substance of a confection.
Touching story about how the spiritual practice of enthusiasm works wonders in the life of a man in prison.
33 Postcards is merely the latest in a long line of films to throw in needless crime subplots as a way of shortcutting things emotionally.
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