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33 Postcards Reviews

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
May 17, 2013
Innocence meets experience, unconvincingly, in the strained redemption drama "33 Postcards."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
May 17, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
May 16, 2013
It's all in the name of heartstring tugging, and the film, directed by Pauline Chan ("Little White Lies"), does that pretty well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
May 16, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
May 16, 2013
A clunky hybrid-half feel-good weepie, half preposterous thriller-that functions primarily as an elaborate travel brochure ...
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
May 15, 2013
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."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Inkoo Kang
Village Voice
May 14, 2013
The script's programmatic feel-goodery smooths out everything strange and noteworthy about Dean and Mei Mei's relationship into an unmemorable and unconvincing blandness.