Better Luck Tomorrow Reviews

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May 17, 2018
Better Luck Tomorrow is a huge step forward, and though it doesn't fully transcend its small budget, the story feels rooted in something more solid than prefab posturing.
March 7, 2018
Lin's movie tries to do too much--it takes some dark, credibility-defying turns--but you come away knowing you've witnessed the birth of a moviemaking career.
April 2, 2013
Better Luck Tomorrow, a corrosive, insightful study of the pressure-packed lives of suburban high school students, brings a new variant to gangster movies: gangsters with perfect SAT scores.
April 2, 2013
Better Luck Tomorrow breathes new life into a familiar story: coming of age in high school.
July 6, 2010
A enerally absorbing look at a slice of society normally taken for granted, both in life and onscreen.
April 29, 2009
Justin Lin succeeds in shocking audiences with a story that breaks the mold...
August 7, 2008
Intriguing but dramatically thin.
December 27, 2007
Incisive [and] cautionary.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Spends more time avoiding Asian-American stereotypes than it does making sense of its characters and plot.
August 22, 2004
Has an optimistic outlook that uses pessimistic results in a manner fitting for a film of such solid morality.
August 2, 2004
Um filme do qual Martin Scorsese pode se orgulhar.
February 21, 2004
You could have replaced everyone in this movie with the cast of some lily-white show like Dawson's Creek and nobody would notice the difference.
February 18, 2004
Justin Lin’s biggest accomplishment is providing a stereotype-shattering insiders’ view of the angst and rage of a group of Asian teenagers ...
January 4, 2004
[I]f the story has some rough edges, well, it's a first film.
October 6, 2003
Doesn't settle for easy thriller plot twists.
September 6, 2003
At times Lin's story slides into crime cliches, but whatever he lacks in plotting he makes up for in style and brute emotional force.
May 30, 2003
. . .its bolder themes and naked ambition heighten the sense of disappointment towards the film's end when it fails to deliver on its initial promise.
May 14, 2003
The picture's relative uniqueness is what intrigues and compels, marking Better Luck Tomorrow as important, if not ultimately entirely successful.
May 12, 2003
A powerful and unpredictable film.
May 9, 2003
Reviewers seem surprised that a young Asian-American filmmaker has been reading Bret Easton Ellis and watching Quentin Tarantino, when in reality the opposite would be startling...
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