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Better Luck Tomorrow Reviews

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Ben Nuckols
Associated Press
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.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
April 2, 2013
Better Luck Tomorrow breathes new life into a familiar story: coming of age in high school.
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Todd McCarthy
July 6, 2010
A enerally absorbing look at a slice of society normally taken for granted, both in life and onscreen.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Justin Lin succeeds in shocking audiences with a story that breaks the mold...
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Intriguing but dramatically thin.
| Original Score: 3/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
Incisive [and] cautionary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Wesley Lovell
Apollo Guide
August 22, 2004
Has an optimistic outlook that uses pessimistic results in a manner fitting for a film of such solid morality.
| Original Score: 79/100
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
August 2, 2004
Um filme do qual Martin Scorsese pode se orgulhar.
| Original Score: 5/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
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 ...
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 4, 2004
[I]f the story has some rough edges, well, it's a first film.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 6, 2003
Doesn't settle for easy thriller plot twists.
Full Review| Original Score: A
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
May 14, 2003
The picture's relative uniqueness is what intrigues and compels, marking Better Luck Tomorrow as important, if not ultimately entirely successful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 12, 2003
A powerful and unpredictable film.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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...
| Original Score: 2.5/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
May 8, 2003
a fairly provocative look at teenage life, featuring the kinds of multidimensional characters that aren't typically included in movies aimed at the high school crowd.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 5, 2003
...a worthy movie, but it shouldn't be the best one Justin Lin ever makes.
Full Review| Original Score: B
Wilson Morales
May 2, 2003
For Asian-Americans, the perception of their culture takes a new turn in "Better Luck Tomorrow", Director Justin Lin's wonderful bold new film that is well acted by an amazing ensemble.
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 1, 2003
Unique, highly entertaining, completely uncompromising and terrifically acted.
| Original Score: B+
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
April 27, 2003
Led by a novice cast and director, Better Luck Tomorrow is a fascinating and absorbing look at the self-destructive ambition of high school life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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